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Tiny bit of info, possible resources.

Tiny bit of info, possible resources.

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Posted by DB on September 23, 2000 at 21:42:21:

In Reply to: Progressive supernuclear palsy posted by Dave Austin on September 23, 2000 at 10:01:11:

Also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome. Etiology (cause) unknown. Occurring in late middle age, characterized by loss of volununtary eye movement with preservation of reflex eye movement, bradykinesia (slowing down of movement in general), muscular rigidity, spastic weakness of the pharyngeal (throat) muscles causing dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and dysarthria (difficulty speaking). Prior treatment with dopamine agonist drugs and amantadine resulting in partial relief of rigidity. I don't know if treatment is the same now or if it has changed.

This information was taking from a source which is several years old. Treatment options may have increased and improved since then, I don't know. Your best resources may be a physician (neurologist) and medical texts. I use the Merck manual and Taber's a lot for general info. You might try more specialized texts on specific neurogical disorders. Check out web sites for publishers of medical reference books (eg. Saunders, Mosby, Williams and Wilkins) or just try a web site of a large bookseller--they may be able to get you what you are looking for. (Hopefully, I can tell you specific names without my post being deleted for being an adverisement.) You may be able to get help at your local library too--good info at no cost.

Good luck.


: I am looking for all and any information on progressive supernuclear palsy.




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