Differential diagnosis

Bryan T. Klaasen and Charles H. Adler

in Parkinson's Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550630
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607297 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Differential diagnosis

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• The differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease includes other neurodegenerative diseases as well as potentially treatable secondary conditions • A thorough medication history should be obtained for all patients presenting with parkinsonism • Wilson’s disease should be considered in all patients under the age of 50 • Treatment with dopaminergic medications should be considered for all patients with parkinsonism as benefit may be seen even for some secondary causes.

Chapter.  3272 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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