Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Introduction

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: A form of Parkinson's disease caused by a triplication of the alpha-synuclein gene on chromosome 4q21. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body is available below.

Symptoms of Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Treatments for Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

  • Treatment is aimed at providing symptomatic relief, and does not slow the progression of the disease. Drug therapy is the main treatment available and includes:
    • Levadopa - first line for most people, especially the elderly and those with cognitive impairment
    • Dopamine antagonists - Bromocriptine, Cabergoline, Pergolide, Apomorphine
    • Selegiline
    • Amantadine
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body?

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Read more about causes of Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body.

Less Common Symptoms of Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See ...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms...read more »

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Animations

Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body: Broader Related Topics

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Parkinson disease 4, autosomal dominant, Lewy body, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise