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Problems associated with fluid biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.

Review article
Authors Jakob Nyhlén
Radu Constantinescu
Henrik Zetterberg
Published in Biomarkers in medicine
Volume 4
Issue 5
Pages 671-81
ISSN 1752-0371
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Pages 671-81
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.2217/bmm.10.84
Subject categories Psychiatry

Abstract

This article focuses on biochemical markers that may be used in the diagnostics of Parkinson's disease and associated disorders, and to identify early cases and stratify patients into subgroups. We present an updated account of some currently available candidate fluid biomarkers, and discuss their diagnostic performance and limitations. We also discuss some of the general problems with Parkinson's disease biomarkers and possible ways of moving forward. It may be concluded that a diagnostically useful fluid biomarker for Parkinson's disease is yet to be identified. However, some interesting candidates exist and may prove useful in the future, alone or when analyzed together in patterns.

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