Differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

  • A. Agnoli
  • F. Stocchi
  • A. Carta
Part of the New Vistas in Drug Research book series (DRUG RESEARCH, volume 1)


Diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) is essentially clinical and is reached by exclusion. An akinetic rigid syndrome frequently means PD, although a number of other neurodegenerative diseases can share bradykinesia, rigidity, postural instability, and sometimes tremor. Parkinsonism can be classified as follows: pure parkinsonism; parkinsonism associated with other neurological and clinical signs; parkinsonism plus dementia; post-intoxication parkinsonism and parkinsonism due to other causes. The diagnostic approach will be discussed.


Multiple System Atrophy Essential Tremor Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Autonomic Failure Multiple System Atrophy Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Agnoli
    • 1
  • F. Stocchi
    • 1
  • A. Carta
    • 1
  1. 1.I Clinic of Neurology, Department of NeurosciencesUniversity “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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