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Parkinsonism as a manifestation of multiple sclerosis

Mov Disord 2003 Jan;18(1):108-10
Folgar S, Gatto EM, Raina G, Micheli F.
Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We describe a 48-year-old patient, with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who presented to our service with a parkinsonian syndrome that markedly improved after corticosteroid treatment.

To the best of our knowledge, only 12 cases of parkinsonism have been reported from 1970 to the present, of which only 8 seemed secondary to MS, i.e., those presenting conclusive imaging evidence or unequivocal response to corticosteroids.