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Keywords:

  • SCA2;
  • parkinsonism;
  • levodopa

Abstract

We report on a young woman from the United Kingdom with L-dopa–responsive parkinsonism with a trinucleotide repeat expansion in her spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) gene. The case further extends the phenotype of SCA2 and emphasizes the importance of SCA screening in young-onset parkinsonism, irrespective of ethnic origin. © 2004 Movement Disorder Society