Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease, or simply Parkinson's, is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. As the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Neurology
  • Symptoms:  Shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulty walking
  • Usual onset:  Age over 60
  • Causes:  Unknown
  • Risk factors:  Pesticide exposure, head injuries
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms
  • Differential diagnosis:  Dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, essential tremor, antipsychotic use
  • Medication:  L-DOPA, dopamine agonists
  • Treatment:  Medications, surgery
  • Frequency:  6.2 million (2015)
  • Deaths:  117,400 (2015)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo