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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 January; 27(174): 41–45.
PMCID: PMC2158163

The prevalence of Huntington's chorea in an area of East Anglia


The prevalence of Huntington's chorea in East Anglia was sought by following up a series of different sources, both in hospitals and in the community. The results show that the prevalence of the disease in this area is very much higher than has previously been reported and is comparable to the highest rates known anywhere in the world.

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