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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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
Departments: Katedra za neurologiju
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: Published
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Barun, BarbaraUNSPECIFIED
Brinar, Vesna V.UNSPECIFIED
Zadro, IvanaUNSPECIFIED
Lušić, IvoUNSPECIFIED
Radović, DarioUNSPECIFIED
Habek, MarioUNSPECIFIED
Date: November 2008
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/423

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