Effect of age and arteriosclerosis on the response of Parkinsonian patients to levodopa.

@article{GodwinAusten1971EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age and arteriosclerosis on the response of Parkinsonian patients to levodopa.},
  author={Richard B. Godwin-Austen and Steven Bergmann and C C Frears},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1971},
  volume={4 5786},
  pages={522-4}
}
Twenty-four patients with Parkinsonism were treated with levodopa for up to one year. Ten were aged under 65, 12 were aged 65 or over, and two were specifically included because they were considered to have arteriosclerotic Parkinsonism. These two patients showed no response to treatment. The 10 younger patients showed less clinical evidence of arteriosclerosis than the older ones, and responded significantly better to treatment with levodopa. Mean improvement was 61% in the younger group after… CONTINUE READING

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