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What groups of people typically get Parkinson's disease?
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In brief: Some risk factors
Very rarely genetic in a few families, can be associated with multiple small strokes, can mostly be sporadic, seen after multiple head injuries (with/without dementia), seen after carbon monoxide poisoning, associated with manganese mining, maybe from carbon disulfide poisoning, rarely after oxygen deprivation.
Most cases by far arise spontaneously, and affect males 3;1 females.

In brief: Some risk factors
Very rarely genetic in a few families, can be associated with multiple small strokes, can mostly be sporadic, seen after multiple head injuries (with/without dementia), seen after carbon monoxide poisoning, associated with manganese mining, maybe from carbon disulfide poisoning, rarely after oxygen deprivation.
Most cases by far arise spontaneously, and affect males 3;1 females.
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Dr. Meenakshi Patel
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Unsure
There are no specific groups identified to be at risk for developing parkinson's disease.

In brief: Unsure
There are no specific groups identified to be at risk for developing parkinson's disease.
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