Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: GP and Healthcare Provider Information
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A fact sheet on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, including diagnosis, treatment options and management of symptoms
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP or Steele-Richardson-Olseweski syndrome) is a rapidly degenerative neurological disorder.
PSP belongs to the family of tauopathies. Abnormalities in the protein tau lead to damage in both cortical and subcortical areas of the brain.
Symptoms may include:
Possible cures for PSP are being researched. Currently, there are a number of symptomatic therapies available which can help to improve quality of life.
For a list of management symptoms, see the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy fact sheet for GPs and Healthcare Providers (PDF 325KB). Some of these include:
For further information, contact:
Repatriation General Hospital
Daws Road, Daw Park SA 5041
Telephone: (08) 8275 1861