Bent spine and knees in Parkinson’s disease

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CASE PRESENTATION This patient developed a rest tremor of the left hand at age 28 followed by left-sided rigidity. Within 1 year, tremor appeared on the right side also with rigidity. These symptoms, along with bradykinesia, progressed, and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) was made. Two years after the first symptom appeared, carbidopa/levodopa was started. There was a marked response and the patient was almost symptom-free for 3 years, the so-called ‘honeymoon period’. Motor fluctuations then developed, with peak-dose dyskinesias. As the disease progressed the ‘on’ periods shortened, the ‘off’ periods lengthened, and the dyskinesias became violent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders
Subtitle of host publication100 Instructive Cases
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008454
ISBN (Print)1841845248, 9781841845241
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


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