UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank Criteria for the Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
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Supplemental for Parkinson's Disease (PD)
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This instrument includes inclusion and exclusion criteria for diagnosing Parkinson's disease, as well as supportive diagnostic criteria. These criteria require verification of the occurrence of exclusion criteria and consideration of a parkinsonian syndrome other than PD before affirming a diagnosis of probable PD.
This instrument breaks the diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome into 3 steps. Step 1 is presence of bradykinesia and at least one of three other characteristic symptoms. Step 2 includes the exclusion criteria and Step 3 includes supportive prospective positive criteria, of which three or more are required for a diagnosis of definite Parkinson's disease.
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