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Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7)

Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7): Introduction

Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7): Type 7 Parkinson disease is linked to a genetic mutation in the DJ1 gene on chromosome 1p36. This form of the condition tends to start before the age of 40 years and progresses slowly. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive, degenerative brain disorder characterized by tremors, muscle rigidity and slowed movements. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7) is available below.

Symptoms of Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7)

Treatments for Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7)

  • There is no cure for the disease but various therapies may improve quality of life and comfort: support group, adequate nutrition, exercise, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and regular health checks. Medications that may help some patients include Levodopa, COMT inhibitors (e.g. Tolcapone, Entacapone), dopamine agonists and MAO-B inhibitors, anticholinergic drugs - the benefits of these medications often have to be weighed up against the side effects. Surgical procedures such as deep brain stimulation and pallidotomy may also help some patients. Complementary therapies can also improve symptoms and the more notable ones include: supplements of L-tyrosine, ferrous iron, pyridoxine, NADH, THFA, coenzyme Q10 and plant-derived mucuna may provide varying degrees of benefit.
  • Treatment similar to Parkinson's disease in older patients, but younger patients seem to be at higher risk of complications of long term levadopa treatment
  • Treatment should be aimed at controlling the most troubling symptoms and include:
    • Levadopa - use of levadopa may be delayed as long as possible due to risk of complications with long term treatment in younger people
    • Dopamine antagonists - Bromocriptine, Cabergoline, Pergolide, Apomorphine
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7)

Prognosis for Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7): There is no cure for the condition and the rate of progression varies amongst patients. Various therapies can reduce the impact of symptoms and allow a better quality of life.

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  1. Parkinson disease 7, autosomal recessive early-onset (PARK7): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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