Prevalence and natural history of progressive supranuclear palsy

Patricia H. Davis, Bruce S. Schoenberg, Roger C. Duvoisin

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We surveyed neurologista and chronic care facilities in and near two New Jersey counties with a combined population of 799,022, regarding cases of progressive supranuclear palsy. All suspected cases were examined personally, using rigid criteria. The prevalence ratio was 1.39/100,000. A total of 50 New Jersey cases yielded median intervals to onset of requiring gait assistance, 3.1 years; visual symptoms, 3.9 years; dysarthria, 3.4 years; dysphagia, 4.4 years; requiring wheelchair, 8.2 years; and death, 9.7 years.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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