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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6
Study of prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in elderly population in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Nida Imtiaz, Sadaf Mehreen, Kausar Saeed, Naveed Akhtar, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sajid Amin, Adil U Rehman, Johar Ali, Muhammad Ayub Jadoon and Zainib Bibi

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous disease occurring most often after the age of 50, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine and characterized by muscular tremor, slowing of movement, partial facial paralysis, peculiarity of gait and posture, and weakness. The overall prevalence in the world is estimated at 6.5 million at present and expected to double in the next 10-20 years. In Pakistan alone, there are estimated to be 450,000 persons afflicted with the disease. The objective is to study the prevalence of Parkinson disease (PD) in the elderly population in Rawalpindi. For the present study I visit the Hospitals included in the Rawalpindi areas with a number of patients experienced by Parkinson disease. For this questionnaire based collection was made by questioning the patient’s.
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How to cite this article:
Nida Imtiaz, Sadaf Mehreen, Kausar Saeed, Naveed Akhtar, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sajid Amin, Adil U Rehman, Johar Ali, Muhammad Ayub Jadoon, Zainib Bibi. Study of prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in elderly population in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(6):845-847.
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