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The incidence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the South East of Scotland.
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PMID:  856509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a survey carried out to determine the incidence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the South East of Scotland, 47 cases were ascertained among 177,413 live male births for the years 1953 to 1968. The overall incidence is 1 case in 3,775 live male births (26.5 +/- 3.2 X 10(-5)). This incidence figure has been compared with those reported in nine other studies, and any differences appear likely to be due to varying degrees of ascertainment. So far there is no evidence of any decrease in incidence of the disease in S.E. Scotland as a result of genetic counselling and antenatal foetal sexing.
A P Brooks; A E Emery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical genetics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0009-9163     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Genet.     Publication Date:  1977 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-11     Completed Date:  1977-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253664     Medline TA:  Clin Genet     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Muscular Dystrophies / epidemiology*,  genetics
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