Parkinsonism as a manifestation of multiple sclerosis.

TitleParkinsonism as a manifestation of multiple sclerosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsFolgar S, Gatto EM, Raina G, Micheli F
JournalMovement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Date Published2003 Jan
KeywordsDose-Response Relationship, Drug, Drug Administration Schedule, Female, Humans, Methylprednisolone, Middle Aged, Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting, Neurologic Examination, Parkinsonian Disorders

We describe a 48-year-old patient, with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who presented to our service with a parkinsonian syndrome that markedly improved after corticosteroid treatment. To the best of our knowledge, only 12 cases of parkinsonism have been reported from 1970 to the present, of which only 8 seemed secondary to MS, i.e., those presenting conclusive imaging evidence or unequivocal response to corticosteroids.

Alternate JournalMov. Disord.
PubMed ID12518309
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