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What is progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)?

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Progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, is a rare neurodegenerative disease that is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease. It happens when brain cells in a few small but very important areas at the base of the brain deteriorate. Depending on the location of the damage, you can have symptoms very similar to Parkinson’s, such as tremors in your limbs.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Progressive supranuclear palsy."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Fact Sheet."

Foundation for PSP | CBP and Related Brain Diseases: "Frequently asked Questions."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Progressive supranuclear palsy."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Fact Sheet."

Foundation for PSP | CBP and Related Brain Diseases: "Frequently asked Questions."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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