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Other acquired symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes

Ivan Donaldson, C. David Marsden, Susanne A. Schneider and Kailash P. Bhatia

in Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192619112
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199698103 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192619112.003.0547
Other acquired symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes

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A wide variety of acquired medical conditions can cause parkinsonian syndromes, and they are outlined in the immediately preceding chapters. The commonest is drug-induced parkinsonism, resulting from dopamine receptor blocking or dopamine store-depleting medications. This chapter consists of a miscellaneous group of unrelated acquired disorders which are, generally speaking, uncommon causes of akinetic–rigid syndromes.

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Subjects: Neurology

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