Estimated Number of Parkinson's Patients Globally ~ 10,000,000.00

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Familial Neurodegenerative Diseases causing Parkinsonism

February 26, 2016 | Tags: Categories for this post are: Parkinson’s Disease

(see section on differential diagnosis)

Heterodegenerative conditions like Wilson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Hallervorden-Spatz disease, Familial basal ganglionic calcification and Familial olivopontocerebellar atrophy may have some features similar to Parkinson’s disease.

As mentioned above, Parkinson’s disease constitutes about 75-80% of cases of Parkinsonism. In the initial stages, some of the features of these conditions may be very similar to Parkinson’s disease, but as time goes on features evolve which help to differentiate these conditions.