Journal of Neurology

, Volume 250, Supplement 1, pp i28–i30

Autonomic dysfunctions in idiopathic Parkinson's disease

  • Wolfgang H. Jost


Most patients with Parkinson's disease experience autonomic dysfunction at some point in the course of their disease. In contrast to autonomic dysregulation in multisystem atrophy, they are less severe, and they frequently cause troublesome symptoms only in advanced stages of the disease. The quality of life is nevertheless substantially restricted. Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and urogenital autonomic dysfunction is predominant. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment can greatly benefit the patient. An interdisciplinary approach is desirable in most cases.

Key words Parkinson's disease autonomic dysfunction 

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© Steinkopff Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang H. Jost
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  1. 1.Fachbereich Neurologie und Klin. NeurophysiologieDeutsche Klinik für DiagnostikWiesbadenGermany

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