What does parkin syndrome do?
Not medical advice: Parkin Syndrome is a genetic illness and is also called autosomal recessive juvenile parkinsonism (AJRP). It causes the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, a structure in brain.
The syndrome is usually diagnosed by the age of 20. Signs and symptoms are similar to those of Parkinson’s disease and include changes in speech, difficulty balancing and maintaining a straight posture, stiff muscles, problems walking, and tremors in fingers and hands.
Drugs prescribed to treat Parkin Syndrome include Levadopa, Selegiline, Amantadine, Entacapone, Behexol, Benztropine, Biperiden, and Orphenadrine.
A pacemaker-like device that sends pulses to electrodes implanted in the brain has recently been shown to decrease shaking, muscle stiffness, and slowed movement for as long as three years.
Ozzy Osbourne recently told the press he has Parkin Syndrome that was originally diagnosed by physicians as multiple sclerosis.