publication . Article . 2014

epidemiological characteristics of motor neuron disease in chinese patients

F. Cui; M. Liu; Y. Chen; X. Huang; L. Cui; D. Fan; C. Pu; J. Lu; D. Zhou; C. Zhang; ...
  • Published: 01 Apr 2014 Journal: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, volume 130, pages 111-117 (issn: 0001-6314, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Background The epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of motor neuron disease (MND) in Chinese patients are ill known. Methods A registered study of 461 MND patients was conducted across 10 facilities in 7 Chinese cities from February 2009 to March 2010. Results Patients were classified as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (84.4%), progressive bulbar palsy (PBP) (4.1%), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) (10.4%), or primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) (0.9%). MND was predominant in men (men/women; 1.6:1.0). Mean onset age was 52.6 years, with the highest incidence being observed between 51 and 60 years. Notably, 26.0% of MND patients were employed in forestry, fis...
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, General Medicine, Family history, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Progressive bulbar palsy, Primary Lateral Sclerosis, Anesthesia, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Physical therapy, Nervous system disease, Internal medicine, Progressive muscular atrophy, business.industry, business
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