Incidence and lifetime risk of motor neuron disease in the United Kingdom: a population-based study.

@article{Alonso2009IncidenceAL,
  title={Incidence and lifetime risk of motor neuron disease in the United Kingdom: a population-based study.},
  author={Alvaro Alonso and Giancarlo Logroscino and Susan Sara Jick and Miguel A. Hern{\'a}n},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={745-51}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To estimate the incidence and lifetime risk of motor neuron disease (MND) in a population-based sample in the United Kingdom. METHODS We identified new cases of MND during the period 1990-2005 in the General Practice Research Database, which includes clinical information from more than 3 million Britons enrolled with selected general practitioners. Individuals with a first medical diagnosis of MND recorded in the database were considered incident cases of the disease… CONTINUE READING

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