Parkinson’s Disease

Summary Epidemiology Mean age of onset between 45-60 Prevalence is 0.5-1% of the over 60’s in the UK 2nd most common neurodegenerative disease (after Alzheimer’s) Aetiology Parkinsonism is most commonly caused by ideopathic Parkinson’s...

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Patterns of Disease Inheritance

Introduction Mendelian inheritance is a term sometimes used to describe patterns of inheritance, based on the original ideas of dominant and recessive genes, first proposed by the Gregorian Monk Mendel. Determining patterns of inheritance...

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