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What conditions can mimic Parkinson's disease?

Certain conditions can mimic Parkinson’s disease because the symptoms are similar. In fact, most people who have tremors (shaking or trembling of their arms or legs) do not have Parkinson’s disease. This can happen with aging or can be related to medication and medical issues. Some types of walking problems can also look like Parkinson’s disease, including walking problems due to Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors consider symptoms and the results from a physical exam to determine whether a person has Parkinson's disease or another condition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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