drug-induced parkinsonism


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drug-induced parkinsonism

a reversible syndrome with the clinical features of Parkinson's disease but caused by the acetylcholine-dopamine imbalance of antipsychotic drugs. See also parkinsonism.
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While the dose and duration place this resident at risk for drug-induced parkinsonism and dyskinesia, no sign of either has been observed.
Other less common Parkinsonian Syndromes include multiple system atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), and drug-induced Parkinsonism.
WASHINGTON -- The diagnosis of drug-induced parkinsonism often gets missed, even by neurologists, according to an informal study of patients at one movement disorder clinic presented at the World Parkinson Congress.
Of all new patients with parkinsonian symptoms seen in the movement-disorders program at Emory University, Atlanta, between January 2004 and January 2006, 8% (23 of 304 patients) were diagnosed with drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP), said Dr.
WASHINGTON -- Even neurologists are missing the diagnosis of drug-induced parkinsonism, according to an informal study of patients at one movement disorder clinic presented at the World Parkinson Congress.
Overall, 8% (23 of 304 patients) of all cases of new patients with parkinsonian symptoms seen at the Emory University movement disorders clinic between January 2004 and January 2006 were diagnosed with drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP), said Dr.
HIV-infected patients are also very susceptible to drug-induced parkinsonism.
The atypical neuroleptics are recommended for psychiatric abnormalities seen in these patients, particularly because these patients are more susceptible to the development of drug-induced parkinsonism with the typical neuroleptics.

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