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 pointsGuide to Parkinsonism detailing differences between the condition and Parkinson's DiseaseCovers diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with both conditionsIncludes chapter on use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) in the management of ParkinsonismEach chapter features clinical cases to assist understanding