Drug-induced parkinsonism in the elderly.

  title={Drug-induced parkinsonism in the elderly.},
  author={Petrina Stephen and Jackie Williamson},
  volume={2 8411},
Of 95 new cases of parkinsonism referred to a department of geriatric medicine, 48 (51%) were associated with prescribed drugs. Clinical features in drug-induced and idiopathic cases were very similar, including the proportion with typical tremor. 25% of patients with drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) could not walk when first seen and 45% required hospital admission (for a median stay of 23 days, range 5-101). The clinical features of DIP resolved permanently in two-thirds of cases in a mean of… CONTINUE READING