Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome in a patient with multiple system atrophy: A possible association with oral midodrine treatment



We describe a 51-year-old man with a 3-year history of multiple system atrophy, who developed a reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) after receiving prescription midodrine for therapeutic treatment of orthostatic hypotension. Typical reversible magnetic resonance imaging findings, following treatment with midodrine, suggested a possible relationship between midodrine treatment, supine hypertension, and RPLS, although a cause-and-effect relationship cannot be confirmed. © 2007 Movement Disorder Society