Implications From Prevalence and Incidence Data

Despite rather limited data, there are no clear signs that there are widespread geographical differences in PSP and MSA, however there are almost no data from developing countries and one cannot exclude that in other populations or ethnic groups there may be higher rates. Atypical parkinsonism has been reported with greater frequency in the Caribbean (18) and among South Asians and African Caribbeans (19) in the United Kingdom, though these latter observations remain controversial. Little obvious differences exist across Europe, as has been noted for PD (17), or North America, yet more higher-quality studies are required especially to estimate incidence rates.

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