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Thursday, May 23, 2013
What is the difference between parkinson`s?
what is the difference between parkinsons disease and msa parkinsoms plus,is it a better or worse future for the suffer
The "parkinson's plus" syndromes and idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) are only similar in that they share symptoms of parkinsonism (slowness, rigidity, tremor, and postural instability). MSA and the "parkinson's plus" syndromes can have these symptoms plus many others not commonly seen in PD early in the disease.
The area of brain dysfunction and pathology in MSA and the other "parkinson's plus" syndrome is very different from PD. For this reason, MSA and the "parkinson's plus" syndromes typically have minimal to no response to the parkinsonian medications. Further, the progression of symptoms in MSA and the other "parkinson's plus" syndromes is typically much more rapid than PD.
Punit Agrawal, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University