Prevalence of primary blepharospasm in a community of Puglia region, Southern Italy

Giovanni Defazio, P. Livrea, R. De Salvia, G. Manobianca, V. Coviello, D. Anaclerio, V. Guerra, D. Martino, F. Valluzzi, R. Liguori, G. Logroscino

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Abstract

The authors ascertained the prevalence of primary blepharospasm (BSP) in a community located in Puglia, a region in Southern Italy, by focusing on neurologists and ophthalmologists. The crude prevalence rates were 133 per million (95% CI, 61-153) for both focal and segmental BSP, 74 per million (95% CI, 24-173) for focal BSP, and 59 per million (95% CI, 16-151) for segmental BSP. Prevalence rate increased with age. Apraxia of eyelid opening and BSP coexisted in one third of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1579-1581
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume56
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2001

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Defazio, G., Livrea, P., De Salvia, R., Manobianca, G., Coviello, V., Anaclerio, D., Guerra, V., Martino, D., Valluzzi, F., Liguori, R., & Logroscino, G. (2001). Prevalence of primary blepharospasm in a community of Puglia region, Southern Italy. Neurology, 56(11), 1579-1581.