Floating door sign does not differentiate Parkinson’s disease from essential tremor

Valtteri Räty, Mikael Eklund, Simo Nuuttila, Elina Jaakkola, Elina Mäkinen, Kirsi Murtomäki, Tanja Nojonen, Reeta Levo, Tuomas Mertsalmi, Juho Joutsa, Filip Scheperjans, Valtteri Kaasinen

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Diagnostic usefulness of the floating door sign was tested in 144 PD patients, 41 essential tremor patients and 38 controls. There were no differences in the presence of floating door sign between PD and ET patients. The sign does not seem to be a reliable differential diagnostic tool.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100184
JournalClinical parkinsonism & related disorders
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 3124 Neurology and psychiatry

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