Summary of Parkinson's disease
Flashcards on Parkinson's disease
In Parkinson disease, positron emission tomography shows (increased/decreased) uptake of fludeoxyglucose in the basal ganglia.
Questions on Parkinson's disease
A 52-year-old man comes to the primary care provider's office for a check-up. He has been feeling mostly well recently, but has had trouble walking in the past several months. He is slow to take his medications out of his bag to show the provider, and a mild tremor of his right hand is noticed at rest. Further testing confirms the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The patient is anxious to hear the new diagnosis and wants to better understand what this means for him. Which of the following statements is the most accurate regarding this patient's prognosis?