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Aggressive form of parkinsons disease

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Boxers suffering repeated blows to the head can suffer from a Parkinson like syndrome often called Pugilistic Parkinson's .
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Possibly: The classic example, of course is Mohammed ALi who developed Parkinsons disease but a definite linl has not been found to date.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Believe it or not...: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the ag... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
36 years experience
Parkinson's: No, although we know it originates in the basal ganglia, specifically the substantia nigra, cause has not been determined, although there is some here... Read More
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease is not a communicable or transmissible disease.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
No: No, though people with Parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meenakshi Patel
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Can be: Parkinson's affects what we call the autonomic system and prevents the body from normally reacting to the standing position. Gravity takes over and th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Parkinsons & bones: Yes. Osteoporosis and osteopenia are very common findings in patients with Parkinson's disease, affecting up to 91% of women and 61% of men. Reduced ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
11 years experience
3.5 times more...: A 2004 study in the annals of neurology, by dr. Haydeh payami, found that first-degree relatives (i.e., parents and siblings) of patients with idiopat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology 42 years experience
Care for Parkinson's: The role of nusring assistant should be to help with activities of daily living, dressing, grooming, bathroom hygiene, physical activity, and assistan... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Pigmented nuclei: The dopamine loss involves predominantly the basal ganglia area, but also involves dorsal vagal nucleus, substantial nigra, and areas of any dopamine ... Read More
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