29th January 2011 - New review


In 1875, Henri Huchard (1844-1911) detailed the first case of Juvenile Parkinson's Disease. He described a 3 year old child who had all the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease. The youngest reported case of Parkinson's Disease is that of a 10 year old girl from Okalahoma, who showed her first symptoms of Parkinson's Disease at only 2 years old. However, it is very uncommon for people under the age of 30 to develop Parkinson's Disease. The likelihood of developing Parkinson's Disease becomes increasingly more common with age [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

The average age at which symptoms usually begin differs from county to country, most typically in the late fifties, with the latest average onset being in Sweden 65.6 [7], and Estonia 66.9 [8]. The likelihood of Parkinson's Disease increases sharply at the age of 60, and peaks in those aged 85 to 89 years old [9]. However, the likelihood of developing Parkinson's Disease actually starts to decline at 90 years of age [9], and reduces even further after that. Parkinson's Disease is rare amongst the very old - those people over 100 [10], and even more so in those people who are 110 to 119 years old [11]. So despite Parkinson's Disease usually being assumed to be a medical disorder of older age, it is possible for a 2 year old to have Parkinson's Disease, and for a 119 year old to not have Parkinsons Disease. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.


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