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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Introduction

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare brain disorder that causes serious and permanent problems with control of gait and balance. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A disorder characterized by reduced motor control, dementia and eye movement problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is available below.

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Deaths

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Complications

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Causes of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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. 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 disease, 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 causing a mild concussion 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 more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or 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 occur in 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 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) more »

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Prognosis for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Prognosis for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Not fatal. Ongoing disability but lifespan is often normal.

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Article Excerpts about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare brain disorder that causes serious and permanent problems with control of gait and balance. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy:

A degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by balance difficulties; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS (supranuclear ophthalmoplegia); DYSARTHRIA; swallowing difficulties; and axial DYSTONIA. Onset is usually in the fifth decade and disease progression occurs over several years. Pathologic findings include neurofibrillary degeneration and neuronal loss in the dorsal MESENCEPHALON; SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS; RED NUCLEUS; pallidum; dentate nucleus; and vestibular nuclei. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1076-7) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Progressive Supranuclear Palsy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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