Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders.PD usually begins around age 60, but it can start earlier. It is more common in men than in women.

 

There is no cure for PD and its cause is unknown in the majority of cases. However, in some cases it can be secondary to other alterations such as blood flow problems to the brain. Although currently there is no definite treatment, there are diverse therapies and a variety of medicines that can help symptoms dramatically.

 

GENE OR REGION STUDIED

  • FAM47E
  • MCCC1
  • ADH1C
  • 10q24.32
  • 15q24.3
  • 4q22.1

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