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Re: Can Parkinsons Cause peripheral neuropathy?
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Re: Can Parkinsons Cause peripheral neuropathy?

Posted By CCF Neurology W6 MD on November 07, 1998 at 14:29:13:

In Reply to: Can Parkinsons Cause peripheral neuropathy? posted by K. Bilant on November 07, 1998 at 09:54:30:






Hello,
       I am searching for some articles regarding whether or not
Parkinsons can cause a peripheral neuropathy in the lower extremity,
especially symptomology of Parkinsons in the feet!  Thank you for your
time.
Sincerely,
Kevin Bilant
Class of 2000, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Dear Kevin,
Parkinson Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by
tremor, slowness in movement/thinking/speech, rigidity,
stopped posture, gait difficulty, and expression-less face.
It is the most common cause of parkisonism (the above symptoms).
There are many other causes of parkinsonism. PD is caused by
degeneration of neurons in the substantia nigra (in the brain stem)
and DOES NOT cause Peripheral Neuropathy.
One can have both PD and peripheral neuropathy that is unrelated.
I hope the above information is helpful.
Good luck


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