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Understanding Parkinsonism

The Clinical Perspective

Deepti Vibha Amit Batla

320 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Parkinsonism is a clinical syndrome characterised by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. Parkinsonism shares symptoms found in Parkinson's Disease, from which it is named; but parkinsonism is a symptom complex, and differs from Parkinson's disease which is a progressive neurodegenerative illness.

This book is a guide to Parkinsonism for practising neurologists. Beginning with an overview of the condition, the next chapters discuss the differences between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease.

The following sections cover the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders associated with Parkinsonism and both early and advanced Parkinson’s Disease. A complete chapter is dedicated to the use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) in the management of Parkinsonism.

Each chapter is supplemented by clinical cases to assist understanding of the complex condition.

Edited by recognised experts in the field, the book is further enhanced by clinical photographs and illustrations. 

Key points

  • Guide to Parkinsonism detailing differences between the condition and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Covers diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with both conditions
  • Includes chapter on use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) in the management of Parkinsonism
  • Each chapter features clinical cases to assist understanding
Author Bio

Deepti Vibha MD DM MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Amit Batla MD DM
Consultant Neurologist, Ashford and St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Neurology, St Peter's Hospital, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow and Course Co-director, UCL Institute of Neurology, UK