Prevalence of Huntington disease in New South Wales in 1996.

  title={Prevalence of Huntington disease in New South Wales in 1996.},
  author={E. A. McCusker and Rey Casse and Simon J. Graham and Desmond B Williams and Ross Lazarus},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={173 4},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of Huntington disease (HD) in New South Wales on Australian Census Day (6 August) 1996. DESIGN Survey of records of the Huntington Disease Service and major hospitals, and of neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors. SUBJECTS AND SETTING All patients in NSW who, on Census Day 1996, either had a definite diagnosis of HD (motor signs of chorea or ataxia and family history of HD or positive DNA test result) or would have had… CONTINUE READING

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