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Kufor-Rakeb syndrome

Introduction: Kufor-Rakeb syndrome

Description of Kufor-Rakeb syndrome

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome (medical condition): Type 9 Parkinson disease is linked to a mutation in the ATP13A2 gene on...more »

See also:

Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9):
  »Introduction: Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)
  »Symptoms of Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)
  »Treatments for Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kufor-Rakeb syndrome, or a subtype of Kufor-Rakeb syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome as a Disease

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome: Another name for Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9) (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)
  »Symptoms of Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)
  »Treatments for Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome: Related Diseases

Kufor-Rakeb syndrome: Kufor-Rakeb syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Kufor-Rakeb syndrome (Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9))

Some of the symptoms of Kufor-Rakeb syndrome incude:

Treatments for Kufor-Rakeb syndrome (Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9))

Treatments for Kufor-Rakeb syndrome (Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9)) include:

  • 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 of Kufor-Rakeb syndrome: For more treatment information about Kufor-Rakeb syndrome, see treatment of Parkinson disease 9 (PARK9) (Kufor-Rakeb syndrome)

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Source - NIH

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