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Every year, 50,000 to 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

National Parkinson Foundation. Parkinson’s Disease Overview; 2014. http://www.parkinson.org/parkinson-s-disease.aspx

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease Overview
Publication Date
2014
Authors
National Parkinson Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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