Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome Overview

Another name for Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

What is progressive supranuclear palsy?
A person with progressive supranuclear palsy, or Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, has damage to particular nerve cells in the brain, which result is difficulty with movement. This condition causes similar symptoms to Parkinson's disease. Progressive supranuclear palsy is a rare disease that does not result in death itself, however, most persons with the disease die of complications within 6 years.

What are the symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy?
Symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy include different size pupils, difficulty swallowing, facial expression changes, loss of coordination, mild dementia, speech difficulties, tremors, uncontrollable eye movements and vision difficulty.

How does the doctor treat progressive supranuclear palsy?
The treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy includes medications to control symptoms. There is no cure for progressive supranuclear palsy.

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