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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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Tau protein D/O: No, tau protein deposits & neurofibrillary tangles in neurons cause the death of these cells. Because they are in some similar areas as parkinson's disease, psp can appear similar clinically, but there are clear differences. Treatment approaches are roughly the same with different areas needing most attention. Primarily balance/falls/injury, did inhibiting dementia & dysphagia/aspiration.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Provided original answer
I meant to say dis-inhibiting dementia & behavior
Oct 5, 2013
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Provided original answer
I meant to say dis-inhibiting dementia.
Oct 5, 2013

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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 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.
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.
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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