Gradual progressive neurologic disorder of middle or late life
Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra
Development of Lewy bodies in the residual dopaminergic neur...
Nonmotor vs. motor symptoms:
Delayed gastric emptying
Pain sensory dysfunction
Treatment with antiparkinsonian medications can be initiated in the ED to alleviate symptoms
Consultation with neurology for recommended medication regimens and ongoing...
Patients with previously diagnosed Parkinson with infections, trauma, cardiovascular emergencies, cerebrovascular emergencies, GI emergencies, electrolyte distur...
Diagnosis is often difficult; keep in mind other conditions commonly misdiagnosed as PD
Sudden withdrawal of dopaminergic medications can result in parkinsonism-hyperpyrexia syndrom...
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332.0 Paralysis agitans
332.1 Secondary parkinsonism
333.0 Other degenerative diseases of the basal ganglia
332 Parkinson's disease
G20 Parkinson's disease
G21.9 Secondary parkinsonism, unsp...
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