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Parkinson's Exam
 
 
Parkinson's Exam
 
 
Parkinson's disease presents with four key features: resting tremor, rigidity, akinesia and postural instability. The Parkinson's examination can be used to identify these features, as well as features of the 'Parkinson's Plus' disorders that are important differential diagnoses.
 

Speech

 
 

Hypophonia

    • Listen For

    • Abnormal softness of the patient’s voice.
    • Causes of Hypophonia

    • Parkinsonism (a manifestation of bradykinesia / hypokinesia)
    • Laryngeal nerve palsy
    • Myaesthenia gravis
Last updated on April 19th, 2019
 
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Associated Diseases
BETA

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Neuromuscular & Muscular
Extrapyramidal & Movement Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
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