Reversible parkinsonian syndrome in systemic and brain vasculitis.

Research paper by Giorgio G Fabiani, Hélio A G HA Teive, Francisco M B FM Germiniani, Daniel S DS Sá, Lineu César LC Werneck

Indexed on: 12 Jul '02Published on: 12 Jul '02Published in: Movement Disorders


A young female patient with chronic renal failure due to a systemic vasculitis and a parkinsonian syndrome secondary to brain vasculitis, most likely systemic lupus erythematosus, is described. The patient had a dramatic response to a pulse of methylprednisolone, with remission of her parkinsonian symptoms.