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Answer 5
  1. All of the above (sensory symptoms, autonomic dysfunction, seborrheic dermatitis). Sensory symptoms, autonomic dysfunction, and seborrheic dermatitis are all possible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In Parkinson’s disease, sensory symptoms are reported in approximately 10% of patients, manifest by an imprecise numbness, tingling, stiffness, and abnormal temperature sensation. These symptoms typically occur without any demonstrable deficits on neurologic examination. Autonomic dysfunction can be manifest by orthostatic hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility, urinary bladder dysfunction, and body temperature dysregulation. The incidence of these findings has not been well defined, although symptoms of autonomic dysfunction are thought to occur in a minority of patients. Seborrheic dermatitis occurs frequently in patients with Parkinson’s disease; the etiology of the dermatitis in these patients is unknown and is not thought to be caused by the anti-parkinsonian medications.

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