On the Scent of a Parkinson’s Test
A UK woman who noticed a change in her husband’s smell, years before his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, could hold the key to a noninvasive and accurate test
Roisin McGuigan |
Accurately diagnosing Parkinson’s disease (PD), especially early-stage or presymptomatic disease, isn’t easy. No validated diagnostic test exists, and instead, clinicians must rely mainly on physical symptoms and neurological examination. But recently, a small study demonstrated the skills of a woman who diagnosed PD with 92 percent accuracy, without observing any of the study subjects. How? Surprisingly, she simply followed her nose…
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