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Woman With X-Linked Recessive Dystonia-Parkinsonism: Clue to the Epidemiology of Parkinsonism in Filipino Women?

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JAMA Neurol 2014 Jul;

Authors: Aloysius Domingo, Lillian V Lee, Norbert BrŁggemann, Karen Freimann, Frank J Kaiser, Roland D G Jamora, Raymond L Rosales, Christine Klein, Ana Westenberger

Despite recessive inheritance, X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (Lubag disease) has also been described in women presenting with a late-onset isolated parkinsonian syndrome. Interestingly, unlike in other populations, there is a slight female predominance in the prevalence of parkinsonism in the Philippines.

PMID: 25004170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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