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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Genetic Nomenclature in Movement Disorders Study Group

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The purpose of this study group is to provide recommendations for revising the current nomenclature for genetically determined movement disorders in order to resolve or minimize problems that are sources of confusion and perpetuate misinformation.

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Christine Klein
Christine Klein

Connie Maras
Connie Marras

Steering Committee:          

  • Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari
  • Vladimir Kostic
  • Anthony Lang
  • Lara Lange
  • Katja Lohman
  • Malco Rossi
  • Carolyn Sue
  • Sarah Tabrizi
  • Marina de Koning-Tijssen
  • Tom Warner
  • Bart Van de Warrenburg


Revision to Nomenclature of Genetically Determined Movement Disorders

A paper describing our proposed revision to the nomenclature of genetically determined movement disorders was published in the April 2016 issue of Movement Disorders. The lists of these entities is contained in the paper and are updated periodically.

Updates to the original lists (Last Updated: October 2022):

Member Feedback
Prior to submission we solicited feedback from MDS members on our proposal and many thoughtful comments were gratefully received.  Many ideas were incorporated into the paper, and responses of the study group to the comments are summarized here.


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