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Is the swallow tail sign absent in this patient? [closed]

A patient with suspected early parkinsonism had a brain MRI. This is one of the pictures in the SWI sequence: Is the swallow tail sign absent in this patient? I think it is but I would like a second ...
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What are ASDH and AS in the context of "cause of death"?

I'm not sure this is technically the correct place to ask this question, but I know I need medical expertise so hear I am. I have been researching my family genealogy recently and, of special interest ...
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Does a Parkinson's Disease always reach the final stage 5

There are five stages of Parkinson's Disease (according to for instance) Are there exceptions or do patients always reach the last stage (5) - ...
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Recently, one of my relatives, who is a farmer, got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He is 45 years old and has no positive family history. One of the doctor told us that the occurence of the ...
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Reference request: Parkinson's disease book

I am about start a project on computational modelling of basal ganglia in the context of Parkinson's disease. My background is mostly on computational side (and some neuroscience too) and I know ...
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Could genetically modified viruses cure genetic diseases?

Is it possible to create a genetically modified virus to carry a custom genetic payload, that could express protiens that the host is unable to make themselves? For example, could a virus be created ...
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Dopamine deficit consequences for PD

I am currently working on a project related to Parkinson's disease, and I learnt a lot about how PD develops. In this context, I ran into a question that I could not answer myself. As PD results in a ...
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Do all neurodegenerative diseases show up on an MRI scan?

Do all neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc. show up on an MRI scan?