Medline ® Abstract for Reference 107
Survival probability in ataxia telangiectasia.
Crawford TO, Skolasky RL, Fernandez R, Rosquist KJ, Lederman HM
Arch Dis Child. 2006;91(7):610.
Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare, multiorgan neurodegenerative disorder with enhanced vulnerability to cancer and infection. Median survival in two large cohorts of patients with this disease, one prospective and one retrospective, is 25 and 19 years, with a wide range. Life expectancy does not correlate well with severity of neurological impairment.
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