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Keywords:

  • PCR;
  • PSP;
  • Whipple's disease

Abstract

The clinical picture of neurological involvement in Whipple's disease (WD) may resemble progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). We looked for WD pathogen DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid of 9 patients with a clinical diagnosis of PSP. The analysis was negative for all samples, showing that WD is not commonly involved in the aetiopathogenesis of PSP. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society