Overview Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterised by tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and a wide spectrum of non-motor symptoms including sleep disorders, hyposmia, bladder and bowel dysfunction, fatigue, dementia, and other neuropsychiatric symptom. Although the disease has no cure, available treatments effectively control motor symptoms and improve quality of life. Parkinson disease affects approximately 1 percent of persons older than 60 years, and up to 4 percent of those older than 80 years.
Differentials for Parkinson's Disease
Rule out Parkinson Plus syndrome
|More information of Parkinson Plus Syndrome click here|
|Classification of Tremor|
|Postural/action tremor||Idiopathic, anxiety, drugs, familial|
|Intention tremor||Cerebellar (increases towards target)|
|Midbrain tremor||Movement of upper limbs associated with intention tremor|