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Keywords:

  • parkinsonism;
  • drug-induced parkinsonism;
  • pregnancy;
  • progesterone;
  • estrogen;
  • neurosteroids

Abstract

We report on the development of transient parkinsonism after progesterone injection in a pregnant patient with a risk of abortion. Etiological possibilities are discussed, including pregnancy itself, possible toxic effects of the dead fetus, and progesterone injection. Progesterone-induced parkinsonism seems the most likely diagnosis in this case. © 2004 Movement Disorder Society