Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Caroline M. Tanner and Samuel M. Goldman},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={14 2},
The epidemiologic studies reviewed here have provided insights into the etiology of PD. Evidence increasingly suggests that, like many other chronic age-related diseases, PD is a multifactorial disorder, with both genes and environment contributing to risk. As the elderly population of the world grows, incidence and prevalence of PD will continue to increase, underscoring the importance of further delineating risk factors. The introduction of levodopa and other pharmacologic therapies over the… CONTINUE READING

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