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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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CASTRO TORO, Aracelly  and  BURITICA, Omar Freddy. Parkinson's disease: diagnostic criteria, risk factors and progression, and assessment scales clinical stage. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.4, pp.300-306. ISSN 0120-8748.

Parkinson's disease is the second most common degenerative disease in the world after Alzheimer's disease. Colombia has an estimated prevalence of 470 (95% CI 2.2 to 8.9) per 1,000 people, more frequently found in people over 60 years, which represents a high financial burden imposed on families and health care system. The criteria currently used for the diagnostic are those compiled in the Brain Bank of the UK; however, other criteria may be useful for research. There are multiple risk and progression factors which have been proven to have an association with parkinson's disease, and that should be considered during clinical assessment, which should always be carried out additionally with follow scales.

Keywords : Diagnostic criteria associated Parkinson's disease; disability; cognitive disfunction; motor disfunction; evaluation scales; progression factors; prognosis factors; risk factors; prognosis.

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