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Adverse effects of dopamine potentiation by long-term treatment with selegiline



A patient with triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) deficiency exhibited worsening of abnormal involuntary movements of the dystonic type and developed psychiatric symptoms while on selegiline. When selegiline was stopped after 9 years of treatment, abnormal involuntary movements improved to pretreatment level and psychiatric behaviour returned to normal. Monoamine oxidase-B platelet activity was low in this patient. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society