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What causes Parkinsonism related to Parkinson's disease?

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Parkinsonism refers to any condition that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease, like tremors, rigid muscles, slow movement, and changes in walking. Other conditions that can lead to parkinsonism include:

  • Medications such as reserpine, Thorazine
  • Toxic exposures to carbon monoxide, cyanide
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Wilson's disease (a genetic condition that leads to build up of copper in the brain)
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy

From: An Overview of Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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