Hereditary ataxia and spastic paraplegia in Portugal: a population-based prevalence study.

@article{Coutinho2013HereditaryAA,
  title={Hereditary ataxia and spastic paraplegia in Portugal: a population-based prevalence study.},
  author={Paula Coutinho and Luis Ruano and Jos{\'e} Leal Loureiro and V{\'i}tor Tedim Cruz and Jos{\'e} A. Barros and Assunç{\~a}o Tuna and Clara Barbot and Jo{\~a}o Batista de Freitas Guimar{\~a}es and Isabel Alonso and Isabel Silveira and J Sequeiros and Jos{\'e} Marques Neves and Pedro Luis Serrano and Maria Carolina Nunes Alves da Silva},
  journal={JAMA neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={746-55}
}
IMPORTANCE Epidemiological data on hereditary cerebellar ataxia (HCA) and hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) are scarce. OBJECTIVE To present the prevalence and distribution of HCA and HSP in Portugal. DESIGN AND SETTING Population-based, nationwide, systematic survey, from January 1, 1994, through April 15, 2004, in Portugal. PARTICIPANTS Multiple sources of information were used (review of clinical files, active collaboration of neurologists and geneticists, and investigation of… CONTINUE READING