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My husband has all the symptoms of Pd but his neurologist blames it all on his stroke
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KristenC posted:
My husbands PT asked if he might have Parkinsons. In reading this information he has almost every symptom. Our Neurologist is a movement specialist and he blames the stroke and says it is getting worse? Is there a test that we could have done? I have 2 friends with Parkinsons and he looks just like them. I am very frustrated.
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Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear KristenC,
I think these are important questions for his neurologist. However, a DaTSCAN may be very helpful in distinguishing stroke from Parkinson's Disease. A positive scan would almost confirm PD, while a negative scan would suggest your husband's symptoms are from something else - perhaps a stroke. (An MRI of the brain should identify an area of the brain that has undergone a stroke)


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