With the increase in life expectancy of African populations, the burden of degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) has grown. Neurologists are noticing trends in the differences reported in the phenotype of PD among African populations compared to Caucasian counterparts. These differences are chiefly in age of onset and clinical presentation. This chapter focuses on different aspects of the presentation of Parkinson’s disease, as they apply to African populations and those of African origin.
Part of the book: Parkinson's Disease