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Parkinson disease


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Paralysis agitans
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Primary parkinsonism
  • Shaking palsy
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  • Multiple members of my family have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease, however there appears to be only one case of parent to child transmission.  How does Parkinson disease run in families? Click here for answer

  • The woman I would like to marry has a family history of Parkinson disease. How is this condition inherited? How is it diagnosed? Is genetic testing available? Click here for answer

  • Are there any diseases that have similar symptoms to Parkinson disease? Click here for answer