A 47-year-old member asked:
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Is it possible for anesthesia cause progressive supranuclear palsy (psp)?

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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
NO: Psp was described by steele and richardson many years ago. It was then found to be a progressive disease similar to parkinsons. It is assumed that it is a form of slow virus, but no definite or consistent cause has been uncovered. Certain stress states may bring out the symptoms, including surgery and anesthesia, but can not be considered as the cause.
Answered on Oct 15, 2012

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