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Parkinson's Disease

`Parkinson`s Disease`

12/01/2006

Question:

Is "Parkinsons Disease" communicable?

Answer:

Though the exact cause of Parkinson's disease is still unknown, it has not been felt to be a communicable disease.  It is a very common neurodegenerative condition that is likely a factor of genetic predisposition and environmental risks.

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Response by:

Karen M Thomas, DO Karen M Thomas, DO
Formerly:
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University