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What is the difference between progressive supranuclear palsy (psp) and Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology
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In brief: Parkinson's Disease

Progressive supracuclear palsy is a severe form of parkinsonism. It is characterized by no or minimal response to levodopa, prominent subcortical cognitive impairment, severe balance disorder, axial dystonias, and the classical inability to voluntarily move eyes in vertical plane.
In contrast, idiopathic parkinson's disease commonly has better response to levodopa, resting tremors, slower decline.

In brief: Parkinson's Disease

Progressive supracuclear palsy is a severe form of parkinsonism. It is characterized by no or minimal response to levodopa, prominent subcortical cognitive impairment, severe balance disorder, axial dystonias, and the classical inability to voluntarily move eyes in vertical plane.
In contrast, idiopathic parkinson's disease commonly has better response to levodopa, resting tremors, slower decline.
Dr. William Gaya
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Difft diseases

Psp usually limited to eye movement.
Pd affects extremities.

In brief: Difft diseases

Psp usually limited to eye movement.
Pd affects extremities.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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In brief: Overlap

Both are degenerative brain disorder. In psp there are eye movement disorder along with some parkinonian features.
Also course of the disease is different.

In brief: Overlap

Both are degenerative brain disorder. In psp there are eye movement disorder along with some parkinonian features.
Also course of the disease is different.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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