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Epidemiological study of young and later onset Parkinson's disease

Wickremaratchi, Mirdhu;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative condition and the risk of developing it is age dependent, the prevalence increasing with advancing age. There are relatively little published data on frequency and clinical features of Young Onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD) and it is uncertain whether this subgroup of PD is a different disease entity to later onset Lewy body PD. Investigation of this question is the main focus of this research thesis. This work has two components—the first provides an estimate of the prevalence of PD in Cardiff and describes age at onset, the second is a community based case control study of YOPD and later onset PD (LO...
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