Barun, Barbara and Brinar, Vesna V. and Zadro, Ivana and Lušić, Ivo and Radović, Dario and Habek, Mario
Parkinsonism and multiple sclerosis-Is there association?
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 110 (9).
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.
||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
||Katedra za neurologiju
|Brinar, Vesna V.||UNSPECIFIED|
||22 Sep 2009
||23 Sep 2011 16:10
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