Olfaction in Parkin heterozygotes and compound heterozygotes: the CORE-PD study uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: While Parkinson disease (PD) is consistently associated with impaired olfaction, one study reported better olfaction among Parkin mutation carriers than noncarriers. Whether olfaction differs between Parkin mutation heterozygotes and carriers of 2 Parkin mutations (compound heterozygotes) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between Parkin genotype and olfaction in PD probands and their unaffected relatives. METHODS: We administered the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) to 44 probands in the Consortium on Risk for Early-Onset Parkinson Disease study with PD onset

publication date

  • 2011