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Progressive supranuclear palsy
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial progressive supranuclear palsy (type)
- Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome
- Supranuclear palsy, progressive
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Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Progressive supranuclear palsy has no cure and no effective treatments. In most cases, the genetic cause of this condition is unknown. Rarely, the disease results from mutations in the MAPT gene.Progressive supranuclear palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage to certain nerve cells in the brain. It affects brain cells that control the movement of the eyes. This leads to serious and permanent problems with balance and the way affected individuals walk. It usually occurs in middle-aged or elderly people. Symptoms are very different in each person, but may include personality changes, speech, vision and swallowing problems. Doctors sometimes confuse progressive supranuclear palsy with
Last updated: 8/18/2011
- Progressive supranuclear palsy. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. May 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000767.htm. Accessed 8/18/2011.
- Progressive supranuclear palsy. Genetics Home Reference. March 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/progressive-supranuclear-palsy. Accessed 9/7/2012.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Progressive supranuclear palsy. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Melquist, Stacey et.al., Identification of a Novel Risk Locus for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy by a Pooled Genomewide Scan of 500,288 Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms, Am J Hum Genet. 2007 April; 80(4): 769–778.
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.