Relative Frequency of the Hurler and Hunter Syndromes

Max Levitan, David P Richman, Barry M. Scher, Victor A. Mckusick

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I was very pleased to see the answers of McKusick's questions (Journal of October 15, page 853) couched in terms such as “is expected to be,” “is likely to be,” and “is predicted to be”. All too often such statements are put in terms of the questions as printed (namely, “what would be),” and many physicians and students lose sight of the fact that chance can play a large part in the end result, especially when such small numbers are involved. Thus, the relative incidence (and even prevalence) may actually be closer to McKusick's impression than.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1466-1468
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 24 1970
Externally publishedYes


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