Tag: diagnosing Parkinsons

what’s wrong with me? by Dr. De Leon

http://www.familycircle.com/health/concerns/aches-pains/whats-wrong-with-me/ follow up on blog tomorrow…here and on Family circle as well as blog on PDF.org this week

Help! I was given diagnosis of Parkinsonism -What Now?: By Dr. De Leon

Okay, don’t panic you come to the right place! First of all, Parkinsonism simply means you have features of Parkinson’s disease (PD) but not the entire clinical picture based on the UK a brain criterion which includes 4 main symptoms: rest tremor; rigidity (stiffness); bradykenisia (slowness); and gait abnormality. Usually people labeled ‘parkinsonian’ have two or

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DAT Scan: Can it Really Tell Me I have PD? : By Dr. De Leon

Dat Scan (Ioflupane I 23 injection also known as phenyltropane) is a radio pharmaceutical agent injected into the veins of a patient known as SPECT nuclear medicine test. When this test was approved in was under the premise that it will be an added tool in the armamentarium of the neurologists/ movement disorder specialist to

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Parkinson’s Disease: an Autoimmune DIsease? By Dr. De Leon

For some time me and others like myself have been toying with the idea could it be possible that Parkinson’s is yet another autoimmune disease like diabetes or thyroid disease or even pernicious anemia? Or even an inflammatory disorders like ulcerative colitis? Perhaps some genetic subtypes can more easily fall into this category than others.

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