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Prevalence of dystonia in Akita prefecture in Northern Japan



We investigated the prevalence of dystonia in Akita Prefecture (population was 1,166,967 as of 1 November 2004). The prevalence of primary generalized and focal dystonia is estimated to be 0.68 and 14.4 per 100,000 persons, respectively. Blepharospasm is the most common primary dystonia in this area. © 2006 Movement Disorder Society