Parkinson's disease and the skin

Pract Neurol. 2015 Aug;15(4):246-9. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2015-001107. Epub 2015 Apr 10.


The concept that the skin is a mirror of Parkinson's disease dates to the start of the last century. Despite dermatological disorders being recognised as a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease, they are often overlooked. This article reviews the various skin disorders seen in Parkinson's disease and addresses the other dermatological questions that are frequently raised by those attending Parkinson's disease clinics.


Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Portrait
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Parkinson Disease / history
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Diseases / complications*
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / history