Huntington's disease in black kindreds in South Carolina.

  title={Huntington's disease in black kindreds in South Carolina.},
  author={Harry H. Wright and Chris Still and Ruth K. Abramson},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={38 7},
Since the first report in 1890 of hereditary chorea in a black family, there have been few epidemiologic references to Huntington's disease (HD) in blacks and, to our knowledge, no estimates of the prevalence of HD in blacks in the Unites States. On Jan 1, 1980, the estimated minimum prevalence of HD in blacks in South Carolina was 0.97 per 100,000 persons, about one fifth the prevalence for white patients with HD in South Carolina. However, detailed studies of eight newly reported cases of HD… CONTINUE READING

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