Chronic parkinsonism associated with cirrhosis: a distinct subset of acquired hepatocerebral degeneration.

@article{Burkhard2003ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic parkinsonism associated with cirrhosis: a distinct subset of acquired hepatocerebral degeneration.},
  author={Pierre R. Burkhard and Jacqueline Delavelle and Renaud A. Du Pasquier and Laurent Spahr},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={521-8}
}
CONTEXT The clinical, neuroradiological, and biological characteristics of the so-called acquired hepatocerebral degeneration have not yet been fully determined and its frequency remains largely uncertain. OBJECTIVES To prospectively study the prevalence of extrapyramidal symptoms in patients with moderate to severe cirrhosis of various causes, to delineate the main neurological features of the condition, and to establish correlations with neuroradiological and biological findings. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING