Publication
Title
Minimum prevalence, birth incidence and cause of death for Prader-Willi syndrome in Flanders
Author
Abstract
The identification of all people with a diagnosis of PraderWilli syndrome (PWS) confirmed by DNA methylation analysis living in Flanders was attempted through contact with the four genetic centres and the PWS Association. The birth incidence for the period 19932001 was 1:26 676, the minimum prevalence at 31 December 2001 was 1:76 574. A decreasing number of cases with age was found, which can be explained by a number of missing cases in the older population, a higher neonatal mortality in the past and an increasing mortality with age. Childhood death is usually sudden and associated with respiratory infection and high temperature, while the cause of death in adults is considered to be circulatory or respiratory in origin.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of human genetics / European Society of Human Genetics. - Leiden
Publication
Leiden : 2004
ISSN
1018-4813
Volume/pages
12:3(2004), p. 238-240
ISI
000189078000011
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 05.06.2012
Last edited 07.09.2017