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Can parents pass Parkinson's disease to their kids?

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They can, but it's rare and affects only a small number of families. About 1 in 100 people with Parkinson's get it this way.

From: What Causes Parkinson's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/14/2017

SOURCES:

NHS: "Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "What Is Parkinson's Disease?"

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Genetics and Parkinson's Disease," "What Is Parkinson's?"

American Parkinson Disease Association: "Theories about What Causes Parkinson's."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Well-Water Consumption and Parkinson's Disease in Rural California."

National Institute on Aging: "Parkinson's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

SOURCES:

NHS: "Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "What Is Parkinson's Disease?"

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Genetics and Parkinson's Disease," "What Is Parkinson's?"

American Parkinson Disease Association: "Theories about What Causes Parkinson's."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Well-Water Consumption and Parkinson's Disease in Rural California."

National Institute on Aging: "Parkinson's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 14, 2017

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