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what are the tests for progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Good History & exam!: Good history & exam are the keys. In expert hands, that is all you really need. However, a new test/imaging procedure called datscan can determine if the person is suffering from a true Dopamine degenerative state (parkinsonian sundrome) or not, it cannot destinguish b/w these parkinsonian syndromes, however!
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
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