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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 84(11):e2
Authors: Naveed Malek, Nin Bajaj, Roger Barker, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, David Burn, Thomas Foltynie, Huw Morris, Nigel Williams, Nicholas Wood, Donald Grosset
Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital; Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham; Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Cambridge; University of Bristol; University of Newcastle; University College London; University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff; MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff; Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital.
Young onset Parkinson's disease is more likely to be genetic than older onset Parkinson's disease, particularly with a positive family history, and there are also racial differences.(1 2) Both autosomal dominant and recessive causes of Parkinson's disease are described; analysis of family history data is instructive regarding genetic risk and likely inheritance patterns.
PMID: 24108935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]