Early Concepts Of Atypical Parkinsons Disease

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Nineteenth-century neurologists recognized three basic categories of parkinsonism that were suitably different from typical Parkinson's disease to merit designation: cases without typical tremor, those with atypical postures (extension rather than flexion), and those with marked asymmetry in the form of seeming hemiplegia. Within these categories, modern neurologists will find characteristics that typify progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration, though these latter diagnoses were not defined specifically until clinical-pathological studies distinguished them as distinct from Parkinson's disease itself. Each of these clinical categories is described from the perspective of 19th-century neurology and then followed by a specific discussion of the history of progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration.

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