Parkinson disease: genetic testing in Parkinson disease-who should be assessed?

  • Klein C
  • Djarmati A
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Abstract

Mutations in six genes have been unequivocally linked to Parkinson disease (PD). A recent study found that among 953 patients with the early-onset form of PD, ≈17% harbored a mutation in one of these genes. This finding raises important issues concerning genetic testing and genetic counseling for early-onset PD.

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Authors

  • Christine Klein

  • Ana Djarmati

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