Laboratory data unremarkable and the HCP has diagnosed the patient with Parkinson’s Disease.
A 67-year-old man presents to the HCP with chief complaint of tremors in his arms. He also has noticed some tremors in his leg as well. The patient is accompanied by his son, who says that his father has become “stiff” and it takes him much longer to perform simple tasks. The son also relates that his father needs help rising from his chair. Physical exam demonstrates tremors in the hands at rest and fingers exhibit “pill rolling” movement.
The patient’s face is not mobile and exhibits a mask-like appearance. His gait is uneven, and he shuffles when he walks and his head/neck, hips, and knees are flexed forward. He exhibits jerky or cogwheeling movement.
The patient states that he has episodes of extreme sweating and flushing not associated with activity.
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Answer preview to laboratory data unremarkable and the HCP has diagnosed the patient with Parkinson’s Disease.