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Parkinsonism / Parkinson-Plus Syndromes

What is Parkinsonism?

Parkinsonism is a group of symptoms similar to those found in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism can be caused by Parkinson’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, certain medications, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Multiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal degeneration. All types of Parkinsonism are clinical diagnoses which means that they are diagnosed by history and physical exam. Treatment depends on the type of Parkinsonism diagnosed by the provider.


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