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Wooden stool fell on head

10/02/2006

Question:

A wooden stool fell from the top shelf in a department store and hit an elderly lady in the head. At that time she felt as though she lost her vision in one eye. One year later she was diagnosed with Parkinson`s disease. Is it possible that the stool falling on her head could have any effect on the onset of her parkinson`s disease??

I am asking because I once read that Mahaummed Ali developed parkinson`s disease and it was noted that it could have been caused from the fatal blows to his head.

Answer:

This question does not fall within the scope of my topic area. I have forwarded your question to a NetWellness Expert who I hope will be able to provide you with an answer.  Please look for an answer to your question in the NetWellness Expert topic area called Parkinson's Disease.

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Response by:

J Mac Crawford, PhD, RN J Mac Crawford, PhD, RN
Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University