Hi all I was diagnosed with Parkinsonism about a month ago and I got my letter from the hospital today from my consultant from the diagnosis meeting and it said in it (Wrote the bits that i felt important).
"I discussed the result of the DAT scan which is clearly abnormal, consistent with a Parkinsonian syndrome diagnosis".
"The young age of onset and prominent dystonia did make me think about one of the rare genetic causes and in particular Parkin mutation."
"In fact some of our young onset Parkinsonian syndromes do very well with Madopar and he is keen to return to work if at all possible which I would strongly support. I would like to refer him as well to physiotherapy to start to improve movement and walking patterns and he would like to have a think before having DNA testing done which is very reasonable"
Is Parkinsonian syndrome just another terminology for Parkinsonism (Umbrella term including YOPD/PD)?