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Parkinson's Disease

:: September 2014

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Lewy Body Dementia

Relationship between Parkinson disease with dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. (Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2005) "Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are considered Lewy body diseases (LBDs). ... Our results indicate that PDD and DLB share a common pathological substrate and that the pathological subtypes of LBD show considerable overlap in clinical manifestations."


Olfaction testing in patients with tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease: is this a distinct condition? (Mov Disord. 2005) "There is considerable controversy regarding the relationship between essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD), especially when tremor is the dominant feature of PD or there is a family history of tremor. ? This finding suggests that patients with a family history of tremor may represent a different disease process even though, aside from differences in olfaction, they are clinically similar to other patients with tremor-dominant parkinsonism. It additionally suggests phenotypic overlap between PD and ET."


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