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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy in its early stages is similar to Parkinson's. It is a degenerative brain disease that results in paralysis. The main symptom is vision problems as well as falling, breathing, speaking and swallowing problems. Disease progression leads to depression, sleeplessness and memory loss. There is no known cause or effective treatment. It affects 1 in 100,000 people.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News
About: Early stages of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy similar to Parkinson's
Date: 8 Feb 2003
Source: BBC News
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