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What is vascular parkinsonism?

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Vascular parkinsonism is a condition due to multiple small strokes that produces the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The condition can look very much like Parkinson's disease except that tremor rarely is due to vascular parkinsonism.

Vascular parkinsonism is a condition that has many of the same symptoms as Parkinson's, including rigidity, stiffness and difficulty with balance. However, this condition is caused by a series of small strokes

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