Survival in multiple system atrophy.

  title={Survival in multiple system atrophy.},
  author={Anette Schrag and Gregor Karl Wenning and Niall Quinn and Y Ben-Shlomo},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={23 2},
We here report survival in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA) in a large, prospectively studied group of patients with MSA. Eighty-five of 100 patients were known to have died. Three patients were rediagnosed as having PD. Twenty-four patients came to autopsy, which showed MSA in 22 and idiopathic Parkinson's disease in 2. The median survival time was 8.6 and 7.3 years for men and women, respectively (hazard ratio for women was 1.49, 95% CI 0.97-2.31, P = 0.07). Except for rediagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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