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Parkinsonism as a manifestation of multiple sclerosis

Authors

  • Silvia Folgar MD,

    1. Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Emilia Mabel Gatto MD,

    1. Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Gabriela Raina MD,

    1. Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Federico Micheli MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Juncal 1695- P 5 Dpto J (1062), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Abstract

We describe a 48-year-old patient, with a diagnosis of relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis, who presented to our service with a parkinsonian syndrome that markedly improved after corticosteroid treatment. To the best of our knowledge, only 12 cases of parkinsonism have been reported from 1970 to the present, of which only 8 seemed secondary to MS, i.e., those presenting conclusive imaging evidence or unequivocal response to corticosteroids. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society

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