Parkinson’s Disease Skin Biopsy Study

Study to Improve Diagnosis & Assessment of Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy & Other Parkinsonism

Parkinsons disease nerve cells
AGE: 21 years to 89 years
TYPE: Observational and sample collection (skin punch biopsy)
CONDITION: Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration, Multiple System Atrophy, and Dementia

Learn More About This Research Study

This is a research study being conducted at University Hospitals. For more information, please contact Ashley Hawkins, the study coordinator at 216-844-1800 or complete the online form below.

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether identification of misfolded proteins in the skin will help to determine what sort of parkinsonism someone has. We seek to demonstrate whether someone has a synucleinopathy such as Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA), or dementia with Lewy bodies(DLB), as opposed to a tauopathy such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or corticobasal degeneration (CBD) or no parkinsonism at all (control).

Who Can Participate

Participants between 21 and 89 years of age diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy or corticobasal degeneration may be eligible for this study. Participants without any neurological disease may also be eligible.

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