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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?
Yes and no. There are families in whom a genetic basis has been established e.g. the alpha-synuclein and parkin genes. However, most cases of PD are sporadic.
Arif Dalvi, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati