Epidemiology and prognosis of Unverricht-Lundborg disease in Finland

Takeaway

  • Unverricht-Lundborg disease (EPM1) is more common in Finland than in other countries, but is still rare; the disease course is also more severe in Finland, and prognosis is much worse than in the general population, as shown by early disability and premature mortality.

Why this matters

    EPM1 prevalence and incidence figures are not available or are outdated, and based on poor information sources for Finland specifically. Understanding the prevalence, incidence, and course of EPM1 in Finland will aid in patient management.