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Progressive supranuclear palsy

Date: May 2011


A definite diagnosis, by a Consultant Neurologist, of progressive supranuclear palsy. There must be permanent clinical impairment of eye movement and motor function with associated tremor, rigidity of movement and postural instability.

No change since April 2007


What does this mean?

Progressive supranuclear palsy causes a disturbance of voluntary movement. It causes tremors in the limbs and head and rigidity of the muscles. The condition usually takes a long time to progress and some drugs are available which can slow the process down even further but treatment becomes less effective as time goes by.

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