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Incidence of Moyamoya Disease in Denmark: A Population-Based Register Study.

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Summary of "Incidence of Moyamoya Disease in Denmark: A Population-Based Register Study."

In this first population-based study of moyamoya disease (MMD) in Europe, the authors identified 56 patients with MMD in Denmark during the period 1994-2015 using nationwide registers. The overall incidence was 0.047 per 100,000 person-years, which is about one-tenth that reported in Japan. Otherwise the epidemiological features were comparable: there was a bimodal age distribution with peaks in the age groups 0-9 years and 30-39 years, with twice as many females as males.

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Name: Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement
ISSN: 0065-1419
Pages: 91-93

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The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.

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