What is the global prevalence rates of multiple system atrophy (MSA)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: André Diedrich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In the European Union (EU), the prevalence rates show 4-5 cases per 100,000 persons. The incidence rate is about 0.6 cases per 100,000 persons per year. [16]

In the United Kingdom, the crude prevalence of MSA, including all probable and possible cases, is 3.3 per 100,000 population. [17]

In Iceland, the incidence is 0.6 per 100,000 and prevalence is 3.1 per 100,000. [18]

In Japan, the prevalence is 13.1 per 100,000 individuals. The mean annual incidence is 0.68. [19]

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