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Can Parkinson's disease be passed on from father to son?

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Parkinson's Disease
Duke Medicine
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Parkinson's disease is rarely inherited. The only autosomal dominant type PD known is associated with a gene named, "Parkin." This can be tested for, but I usually do not reccomend, unless there are at least 2 cases in the family.

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