Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies: A genetic and epidemiological study in the province of Turin, Italy

A. Chiò, A. Tribolo, F. Brignolio, M. Leone, P. Meineri, M. G. Rosso, M. Mostert, D. Schiffer

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Abstract

A clinical, genetic and epidemiological study of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN) was performed in the province of Turin, Italy. The patients were allocated to 5 groups, according to genetic and electroneurographic features. The high proportion of males among recessive and sporadic cases in the present series may suggest the existence of a recessive X-linked form of the disease. The crude prevalence rate was 3.18 (± 0.72)/100.000 population for all cases. The slow progression rate and the frequently mild symptoms of the disease, already suggested in literature, are confirmed by the analysis of the survival curves of the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1987

Keywords

  • genetic epidemiology
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies
  • survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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