Prodromal symptoms aid Parkinson’s diagnosis

Patients with Parkinson’s disease often present with non-specific symptoms in the two years before they are diagnosed, a study finds, providing clues to aid early diagnosis of the condition.

Researchers studied records from 86 patients eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease presenting to four general practices in the Netherlands and compared them with 78 controls.

More than one-quarter of patients with Parkinson’s disease presented to their GP with sleep disorders in the two years prior to