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Substantia nigra lesions in viral encephalitis†
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2002
Copyright © 2003 Movement Disorders Society
Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 213–216, February 2003
How to Cite
Savant, C. S., Singhal, B.S., Jankovic, J., Khan, M. and Virani, A. (2003), Substantia nigra lesions in viral encephalitis. Mov. Disord., 18: 213–216. doi: 10.1002/mds.10339
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2003
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JUL 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 7 MAY 2002
- Manuscript Received: 14 JAN 2002
- viral encephalitis;
- Parkinson's disease;
- substantia nigra;
Post-encephalitic parkinsonism is a well-known entity, but involvement of the basal ganglia is rarely documented. We describe a 21-year-old man who developed parkinsonism following encephalitic illness presumed to be of viral origin with substantia nigra lesions evident on magnetic resonance imaging scan.