A REVIEW: PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Vidya Shirsath* and Yogeshwary Bhongade
Parkinson's disease is a common movement disorder seen in neurological practice, but the diagnosis is Management is challenging. Diagnosis is clinical and sometimes difficult, considering a large number of motor and non-motor symptoms in patients with PD. Medical treatment of PD patients is difficult, as are the options. Medications are limited and levodopa is the mainstay of treatment. However, levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) is commonly observed in Parkinson's disease patients treated with levodopa. This side effect is usually found after a long duration of treatment, but occasionally this can be seen even after a few days or months treatment. Different types of surgical approaches, including unilateral pallidotomy and deep brain stimulation, they have given excellent results in patients with PD, who cannot be given only medications.
Keywords: Deep brain stimulation, dopaminergic drugs, Parkinson's disease.
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