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Levodopa Challenge: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Parkinson's Disease:
250/50 mg of L-dopa-carbidopa for an improvement of 30% on UPDRS score. At 24 month follow-up, they were re-tested with 1 g for 1 month when required. At this point, clinical criteria of the U.K. Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank were applied and definitive clinical diagnosis of PD was made.

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Parkinson's Disease

71% sensitive, 81% specific