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Old 01-25-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Question Is parkinson's genetics?

Hi.

I'm new in this forum and I was hoping somebody could answer my question.

My husband's grandmother has parkinson's disease. His aunt was also diagnosed a few years ago (mask-like face is evident on her). My question is: Is parkinsons genetics? Is there a chance that my husband would develop it later in life? how about my children?

Thanks. I do hope somebody would answer my questions.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: Is parkinson's genetics?

I was also wondering this. My dad got his from the Air Force (before I was born), so I wasn't sure if this would be passed along to me? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

Wasn't meaning to thread jack, just didn't think of having 2 threads about the same thing on the front page.

 
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: Is parkinson's genetics?

This is an old post but there are about one million people in the USA with Parkinson's disease. The population of the USA is about 310 million, meaning about 1 out of every 310 people has the disease. The numbers get higher as you get older. I believe that people with Parkinsons in their family have a "slightly higher incidence" (maybe 2 out of every 310 people?). So, there may be some genetic link but not enough to worry about (and if you did worry, it wouldn't help you anyway!).

 
Old 11-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Is parkinson's genetics?

There is a genetic type of PD. I was screened for it.

 
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