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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 21 years experience
Falls: Usually starts with falls swallowing difficulties are also seen.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Bad illness: Lose ability to move eyes properly, lose ability to balance and walk, have twisting dystonic posture of spine. Not curable or easily treated, and hope you or family members do not have.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
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!
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can you treat progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not good: Not very much except for supportive care. Doesn't respond well to drugs used for other types of parkinson's.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What can cause progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Unknown: It is one of the neurodegenerative disease like parkinsonism. So far no exact cause is found.
A member asked:

What is the prognosis for progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 42 years experience
Fair to poor: Fair to poor, depends on how severe it is.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms that characterize progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Brain studies: This is a term reserved for conditions that affect the connection between nuclei controlling the eye movements with the centers in the brain usually in the frontal lobes. Inability to look up is a common finding.

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