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Titolo:
THE PREVALENCE OF PARKINSONISM IN ITALY - AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEY OF THE DISEASE IN GENERAL-PRACTICE
Autore:
BEGHI E; MONTICELLI ML; SESSA A; SIMONE P;
Indirizzi:
MARIO NEGRI INST PHARMACOL RES,CLIN PHARMACOL LAB,VIA ERITREA 632 I-20157 MILAN ITALY OSPED SAN GERARDO,NEUROL CLIN MONZA ITALY SOC ITALIANA MED GEN VARESE ITALY IST RIC & CURA CARATTERE SCI CASA SOLLIEVO SOFFERENZA SAN GIOVANNI ROTO ITALY
Titolo Testata:
Movement disorders
fascicolo: 4, volume: 9, anno: 1994,
pagine: 403 - 408
SICI:
0885-3185(1994)9:4<403:TPOPII>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CITY;
Keywords:
PARKINSONS DISEASE; EPIDEMIOLOGY; PREVALENCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
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Citazione:
E. Beghi et al., "THE PREVALENCE OF PARKINSONISM IN ITALY - AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEY OF THE DISEASE IN GENERAL-PRACTICE", Movement disorders, 9(4), 1994, pp. 403-408

Abstract

The prevalence and characteristics of parkinsonism have been assessedin two separate geographic areas in Italy (Arcisate and San Giovanni Rotondo). A total of 28,377 patients of 23 general practitioners (GPs)were the reference population. Fifty-eight patients were traced by the GP as having typical parkinsonian features or being treated with antiparkinson drugs. Among 53 subjects, 21 of them untreated, parkinsonism was subsequently confirmed neurologically. The overall crude prevalence rate was 1.87 cases per 1,000 (Arcisate 1.81; San Giovanni Rotondo2.01). The age- and sex-adjusted prevalence rates were 1.84 in Arcisate and 2.04 in San Giovanni Rotondo. After exclusion of drug-related parkinsonism, the rates were 1.48 and 1.90, respectively. Even with some inconsistencies within the two study areas, the prevalence tended tobe higher in San Giovanni Rotondo, to prevail in women, and to increase significantly with age. Presumed etiological factors for parkinsonism were recorded in 34% of the cases (mostly drugs). In two thirds of the cases the disease ran a mild course. The present study shows that the GP proves a valuable reference for surveys of parkinsonism in Italy.

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