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Fatigue and sleepiness point to different conditions related to Parkinson's

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Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson’s disease patients should be assessed separately, say Swiss researchers after finding different relationships between the conditions and other symptoms.

They studied 88 Parkinson’s patients and found 59 per cent suffered from fatigue, 48 per cent with EDS and 35 per cent from both.

Fatigued patients had more severe motor symptoms than those with EDS, and dopaminergic treatment exerted a stronger influence on EDS than on fatigue. When dopamine agonists were combined with levodopa, this made EDS even worse.

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