Autonomic dysfunction in parkinsonian disorders: assessment and pathophysiology.

  title={Autonomic dysfunction in parkinsonian disorders: assessment and pathophysiology.},
  author={Masato Asahina and Ekawat Vichayanrat and David A Low and Valeria Iodice and Christopher J. Mathias},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={84 6},
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterised by motor dysfunction (parkinsonism) and several non-motor features. Dysautonomia is a significant non-motor feature as well as a neuropsychiatric symptom. Autonomic dysfunction can occur even in the early stages of PD, often preceding the onset of the classic motor symptoms of PD. The patterns of autonomic features in PD are different from other parkinsonian disorders. Detection of autonomic dysfunction may… CONTINUE READING
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