Race as one for Parkinson's disease

  • Miguel Coelho
    Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Neurology Service, Hospital Santa Maria/CHULN. Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal
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      Parkinson's disease (PD) is a very well-studied movement disorder, however there is paucity of data regarding its characteristics in non-white populations [
      • Bailey M.
      • Anderson S.
      • Hall D.A.
      Parkinson's disease in african Americans: a review of the current literature.
      ]. Comprehensive understanding of PD is only possible once we know how the disease manifests itself in different biological, social and environmental settings, such as race or genetic background. Otherwise, we attain only a partial look at PD.
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