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Pattern of degenerative ataxias in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17588019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The patterns of degenerative ataxias as seen over a six year period at the King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al Khobar in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia are reported. Twenty two cases were seen, giving a hospital frequency of 7/100,000 patients. Early onset ataxias were the most common, particularly Friedreich disease (9/22). Uncommon types such as ataxia with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and ataxia with oculomotor apraxia were encountered. There were six late onset ataxias: "pure cerebellar" ataxias were the most common. These data are discussed and compared with other reports, keeping in mind that these disorders are evelotive and their nosologic patterns can change with their progression.
Authors:
A Awada; S Al Rajeh; O Bademosi; H Ismail
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0256-4947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-50     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, and Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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