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Parkinsonism and multiple sclerosis-Is there association?

Barun, Barbara and Brinar, Vesna V. and Zadro, Ivana and Lušić, Ivo and Radović, Dario and Habek, Mario (2008) Parkinsonism and multiple sclerosis-Is there association? Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 110 (9). pp. 958-961. ISSN 0303-8467

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    English abstract

    Association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and parkinsonism is rarely reported. We describe clinical, radiological and DAT scan findings in two patients presenting with parkinsonism. MRI revealed demyelinating lesions of the central nervous system consistent with MS in both patients. On the other hand, DAT scan findings were supportive of Parkinson's disease. There is still an open debate whether MS lesions can cause parkinsonism, or these are just coincidental findings of two different diseases in the same patient. Although there are cases of causal relationship between parkinsonism and MS, some literature reports and our observations suggest that Parkinson's disease and MS can coexist as two separate diseases in the same patient. It is possible that the symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be aggravated by MS plaques, explaining the favorable response to corticosteroids in some patients.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Multiple Sclerosis - complications - diagnosis - pathology ; Parkinson Disease - complications - diagnosis - pathology ; Adult ; Antiparkinson Agents - therapeutic use ; Brain - pathology ; Demyelinating Diseases - complications - pathology ; Female ; Humans ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Middle Aged ; Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting - complications - diagnosis - pathology ; Spinal Cord - pathology
    Divisions: Katedra za neurologiju
    Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
    Status: Published
    Barun, Barbara
    Brinar, Vesna V.
    Zadro, Ivana
    Lušić, Ivo
    Radović, Dario
    Habek, Mario
    Date: November 2008
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:10
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