Parkinson's Disease vs Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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Which disorder is characterized by symptoms of vertical gaze palsy and axial rigidity?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Which disorder typically progresses more rapidly, leading to significant disability over a shorter period?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Which disorder is generally less responsive to standard Parkinson's medications?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Which disorder is characterized by a common symptom of muscle stiffness?

Parkinson's Disease

Which disorder is typically associated with early falls as one of its symptoms?

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Which disorder often has eye movements spared in its presentation?

Parkinson's Disease

What is the underlying pathology of Parkinson's Disease?

Loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain

Which region of the brain is particularly affected in Parkinson's Disease?

Substantia nigra

At what age does Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) usually present?

Around 70 years

Which protein accumulation is associated with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?

Tau protein

Why is a thorough clinical evaluation important for distinguishing between Parkinson's Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?

To accurately diagnose and manage the conditions

What is a key difference in the age of onset between Parkinson's Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?

PD typically manifests at a younger age than PSP

Explore the differences between Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), two neurodegenerative disorders affecting movement control. Learn about their distinct symptoms, including tremors, rigidity, and balance issues in PD, and features like vertical gaze palsy and axial rigidity in PSP.

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