Clinical Course of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Walther Birkmayer
  • Peter Riederer


The progression of Parkinson’s disease is more favourable for those patients in whom tremor predominates than for those whose major symptoms is akinesia. Patients presenting with a superimposed brain atrophy, who have a poorer response to L-dopa treatment, have a bad prognosis (Birkmayer et al. 1979a, Danielczyk et al. 1980).


Circadian Rhythm Normal Control Group Disability Score Parkinsonian Patient Major Symptom 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walther Birkmayer
    • 1
  • Peter Riederer
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann-Institutes für NeurochemieWienAustria
  2. 2.Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Klinische Neurobiologie, Arbeitsgruppe NeurochemieKrankenhaus der Stadt Wien-LainzWienAustria

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