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Four Cases of Parkinson Disease Diagnosed During the Postpartum Period.

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Summary of "Four Cases of Parkinson Disease Diagnosed During the Postpartum Period."

There is little experience with the effect of pregnancy on Parkinson disease because the number of women with Parkinson disease who are of childbearing age is small. We report four cases beginning during the postpartum period and discuss the potential contribution of different factors that may influence the occurrence of Parkinson disease in this time period.

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Name: Obstetrics and gynecology
ISSN: 1873-233X
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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

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