Primary progressive freezing gait

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Primary progressive freezing gait

Synonyms: PPFG

Primary progressive freezing gait is a rare heterogeneous progressively incapacitating neurodegenerative disease characterized by freezing of gait (usually during the first 3 years) later associating postural instability eventually resulting in a wheelchair-bound state. Other features may include mild bradykinesia rigidity postural tremor hyperreflexia speech disorder and dementia. The disease is unresponsive to dopaminergic treatments.

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