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Parkinson's disease and the skin
  1. Ralph Gregory1,
  2. Sarah Miller2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ralph P Gregory, Department of Neurology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, ralphgregory{at}


The concept that the skin is a mirror of Parkinson's disease dates to the start of the last century. Despite dermatological disorders being recognised as a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease, they are often overlooked. This article reviews the various skin disorders seen in Parkinson's disease and addresses the other dermatological questions that are frequently raised by those attending Parkinson's disease clinics.


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