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Progressive supranuclear palsy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Supranuclear palsy, progressive
  • PSP
  • Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome
  • Familial progressive supranuclear palsy (type)
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Your Questions Answered


4 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • Should genetic testing be done for this disorder? There are 2 brothers who have been diagnosed with this and my daughter's father-in-law is one of them. The concern is for the children and grandchildren of this man. Click here for answer

  • My mother was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy. It took quite a long time to narrow it down to get this correctly diagnosed. She had every symptom of the disease, and she ended up unable to swallow. She passed away, suffering a horrible death. The question I have is could progressive supranuclear palsy be hereditary? Click here for answer

  • My identical twin sister has been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).  As it seems this disease may have a genetic cause, what is the chance that I would also develop PSP?  And within what timeframe? Click here for answer

  • I think that I may have progressive supranuclear palsy. How is it diagnosed and treated? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Supranuclear palsy, progressive
  • PSP
  • Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome
  • Familial progressive supranuclear palsy (type)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.