Medical News Summary: Young woman suffers multiple misdiagnoses before early onset Parkingsonís diagnosed


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About: Young woman suffers multiple misdiagnoses before early onset Parkingsonís diagnosed
Date: 1 Jun 2004
Source: Health Telegraph - UK
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Health Telegraph - UK): A 30 year old woman started developing hand tremors during her third pregnancy and started to affect her driving. Her GP said it was due to having had 3 children. Her condition deteriorated after an unrelated car accident. A specialist told her she had writerís cramp. A second consultant suggested multiple sclerosis or Huntingtonís. As her symptoms became worse, another doctor told her it was in her head. She was finally diagnosed with Parkinsonís Ė she is one of about 5% who are diagnosed under the age of 40.
URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2004/06/01/hparkinsons01.xml&sSheet=/health/2004/06/01/ixhmain.html
Related Disease Topics: Multiple sclerosis, Huntingtonís disease, Writerís cramp (type of Repetitive Strain Injury), Parkinsonís disease, Early-onset Parkinsonís disease
Related Symptom Topics: Tremors

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