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Conditions associated with Huntington's disease at death. A case-control study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Neurology
0003-9942
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
8
Pages
878–880
Identifiers
PMID: 2969233
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To identify conditions associated with reduced survival in patients with Huntington's disease, we studied all 1978 US death certificates on which Huntington's disease (331.0 in the International Classification of Diseases, eighth revision) was listed. For each of the 495 cases identified, two control deaths were matched by age, race, sex, county, and year of death. Pneumonia, choking, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic skin ulcers were increased in cases relative to controls.

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