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Article: Prevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children: A study in Southern China

TitlePrevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children: A study in Southern China
Authors
KeywordsReferences (11) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2003
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://jcn.sagepub.com
Citation
Journal Of Child Neurology, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 217-219 How to Cite?
AbstractOur objective was to study the prevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children. A prospective study of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children was conducted from 1985 to 2001 in Hong Kong, which is a city in southern China. The population census of June 30, 2001, was used to calculate the prevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children. Altogether, 332 children aged < 19 years at first assessment with neuromuscular diseases confirmed by using electromyography, muscle biopsy, and/or molecular genetic study were included in the study. Of these, 228 (68%) had inherited and 104 (32%) had noninherited neuromuscular diseases. Of the inherited neuromuscular diseases, the most common were the dystrophinopathies, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (n = 66) and Becker muscular dystrophy (n = 8). Spinal muscular atrophy was the second most common (n = 61). Of the noninherited neuromuscular disorders, myasthenia gravis was the most common (n = 62, 60%). Nearly 88% of the cases of myasthenia gravis were ocular type. The prevalence rate of neuromuscular diseases in June 2001 (n = 291 surviving) is estimated to be 214 × 10-6. The estimated prevalence rate of neuromuscular diseases in our Chinese children is 1 in 4669.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91740
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.694
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dc.contributor.authorChung, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, Pen_HK
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dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Child Neurology, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 217-219en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0883-0738en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91740-
dc.description.abstractOur objective was to study the prevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children. A prospective study of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children was conducted from 1985 to 2001 in Hong Kong, which is a city in southern China. The population census of June 30, 2001, was used to calculate the prevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children. Altogether, 332 children aged < 19 years at first assessment with neuromuscular diseases confirmed by using electromyography, muscle biopsy, and/or molecular genetic study were included in the study. Of these, 228 (68%) had inherited and 104 (32%) had noninherited neuromuscular diseases. Of the inherited neuromuscular diseases, the most common were the dystrophinopathies, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (n = 66) and Becker muscular dystrophy (n = 8). Spinal muscular atrophy was the second most common (n = 61). Of the noninherited neuromuscular disorders, myasthenia gravis was the most common (n = 62, 60%). Nearly 88% of the cases of myasthenia gravis were ocular type. The prevalence rate of neuromuscular diseases in June 2001 (n = 291 surviving) is estimated to be 214 × 10-6. The estimated prevalence rate of neuromuscular diseases in our Chinese children is 1 in 4669.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectReferences (11) View In Table Layouten_HK
dc.titlePrevalence of neuromuscular diseases in Chinese children: A study in Southern Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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