What is the etiology of Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Although the etiology of Parkinson disease is still unclear, most cases are hypothesized to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Currently known genetic causes of Parkinson disease account for approximately 10% of cases.


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