Dopaminergic neuronal integrity in parkinsonism associated with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Kim2010DopaminergicNI,
  title={Dopaminergic neuronal integrity in parkinsonism associated with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Jong-Min Kim and Ji Seon Kim and Sook-Hyang Jeong and Yu Kyeong Kim and Sang Eun Kim and Suk Hwan Kim and Yangho Kim},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={351-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the nature of parkinsonism associated with liver cirrhosis, which entails examination of the integrity of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system. METHODS Consecutive patients who had concurrent liver cirrhosis and parkinsonism were investigated with MRI and dopamine transporter (DAT) single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) using iodine I 123 [(123)I]-radiolabeled fluoropropyl (FP) 2-carbomethoxy-3-(4-iodophenyl) tropane (CIT). RESULTS Five patients… CONTINUE READING