View Full Version : CTE, does it cause Parkinson's or is mistaken for Parkinson's

September 17th, 2011, 07:58 AM
I am an emergency medical instructor. In doing research on head injury I was looking at CTE. I keep finding places that say that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) CAUSES Parkinson's. My father-in-law had Parkinson's and as a result I had done a fair amount of research. Now I am reading that CTE is a CAUSE of Parkinson's and that some people die of Parkinson's.

My understanding was that people may die WITH Parkinson's but not OF Parkinson's. I am also thinking that CTE may mimic Parkinson's symptoms, but I'm thinking it doesn't CAUSE it. My understanding is that the cause is still being researched.

I wanted to toss this question out to the forum to see what you guys know. Information on the web is not always correct and I'm thinking that CTE may cause Parkinson's-like symptoms, but not actually Parkinson's. Please share what you know about it.:confused: