Improved diagnostic sophistication is increasingly enabling neurologists to differentiate between Parkinson's disease and other atypical parkinsonism (AP), such as multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and dementia with Lewy bodies. The Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism is a comprehensive survey of all diseases of this category, providing an authoritative guide to the recognition, diagnosis and management of these disorders. Each chapter follows a common structure, commencing with the full basic science of the disorder under consideration, followed by descriptions of the clinical picture and differential diagnosis. Subsequent chapters discuss current and future therapeutic approaches to these difficult conditions. Written and edited by leading practitioners in the field, clinicians in neurology and other specialties will find this book essential to the understanding and diagnosis of this complex group of disorders.
Preface; 1. Introduction Gregor K. Wenning, Carlo Colosimo and David E. Riley; 2. Parkinson's disease and the spectrum of Lewy body disease Paolo Barone, Maria Teresa Pellecchia and Marianna Amboni; 3. Multiple system atrophy Roberta Granata and Gregor K. Wenning; 4. Progressive supranuclear palsy Carlo Colosimo, Giovanni Fabbrini and Alfredo Berardelli; 5. Corticobasal degeneration Melissa J. Armstrong and Anthony E. Lang; 6. Parkinsonism - other causes David E. Riley; 7. The differential diagnosis of parkinsonism: a clinical approach Carlo Colosimo; 8. Non-pharmacological treatment for atypical parkinsonism Johanna G. Kalf, Marten Munneke and Bastiaan R. Bloem; Index.