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Reversible parkinsonian syndrome in systemic and brain vasculitis

Authors

  • Giorgio Fabiani MD,

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    1. Movement Disorder Unit — Service of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
    • Rua Paula Gomes, 734 apto 202, Curitiba. Paraná, Brazil CEP 80510070
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  • Hélio A.G. Teive MD,

    1. Movement Disorder Unit — Service of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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  • Francisco M.B. Germiniani MD,

    1. Movement Disorder Unit — Service of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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  • Daniel S. Sá MD,

    1. Movement Disorder Unit — Service of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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  • Lineu César Werneck MD, PhD

    1. Movement Disorder Unit — Service of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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Abstract

A young female patient with chronic renal failure due to a systemic vasculitis and a parkinsonian syndrome secondary to brain vasculitis, most likely systemic lupus erythematosus, is described. The patient had a dramatic response to a pulse of methylprednisolone, with remision of her parkinsonian symptoms. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society.

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