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Rare tendency of catching cold in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  18591112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We carried out a study, using a questionnaire, that indicated that persons with Parkinson's disease (PD) catch relatively fewer colds that are unusually mild. This tendency seems to have no clear relationship to the severity of the PD, the time after the onset of PD, or whether or not the patient is taking antiparkinsonian drugs either as mono therapy or in combination. The study found no similar phenomena among spouses of the PD patients or among patients with cerebrovascular disease. These results suggest that a low frequency of colds is a unique feature in persons with PD.
Authors:
N Kawaguchi; T Yamada; T Hattori
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parkinsonism & related disorders     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1353-8020     ISO Abbreviation:  Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513583     Medline TA:  Parkinsonism Relat Disord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan.
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