Genetic testing in Parkinson disease-who should be assessed?

Christine Klein*, Ana Djarmati

*Corresponding author for this work
5 Citations (Scopus)


Mutations in six genes have been unequivocally linked to Parkinson disease (PD). A recent study found that among 953 patients with the early-onset form of PD, ≈17% harbored a mutation in one of these genes. This finding raises important issues concerning genetic testing and genetic counseling for early-onset PD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Reviews Neurology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2011

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  • Research Area: Medical Genetics


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