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How to differentiate nph vs. Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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Sometimes this can be difficult.
The key symptoms of Parkinsons are resting tremor, slow movements, and rigidity. People with NPH may have trouble rising from a chair, lifting their feet or initiating movement, but they should not have increased muscle tone or a tremor. The MRI of the brain tends to be abnormal for patients with NPH also.

In brief: Some ideas

Sometimes this can be difficult.
The key symptoms of Parkinsons are resting tremor, slow movements, and rigidity. People with NPH may have trouble rising from a chair, lifting their feet or initiating movement, but they should not have increased muscle tone or a tremor. The MRI of the brain tends to be abnormal for patients with NPH also.
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