It is a degenerative neurological disorder.Multiple system atrophy effects the nerve cells in specific areas of the brain and it causes problems with movement, balance, and autonomic functions of the body such as bladder control or blood-pressure regulation.MSA is also known as Shy-Drager syndrome. The symptoms of shy-drager are like Parkinson's disease-like symptoms.Currently there is no specific treatment available to cure multiple system atrophy.Physiotherapy can help to manage symptoms.
The participation rate was 84%. The age-adjusted prevalence for PSP was 6.4 per 100,000 (five probable and one possible case [95% CI 2.3-10.6]) and for MSA 4.4 per 100,000 (two probable and two possible cases [1.2-7.6]). An additional four atypical patients were identified at 1 year but did not fulfil criteria for PSP or MSA.