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Definition

An early-onset form of Parkinson disease, a complex neurodegenerative disorder characterized by bradykinesia, resting tremor, muscular rigidity and postural instability, as well as by a clinically significant response to treatment with levodopa. The pathology involves the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy bodies (intraneuronal accumulations of aggregated proteins), in surviving neurons in various areas of the brain. PARK19B is characterized by symptoms onset in the third-to-fifth decade, slow disease progression, and prominent. response to dopaminergic therapies. Inheritance is autosomal recessive.

Acronym

PARK19B

Keywords

Neurodegeneration
Parkinson disease
Parkinsonism