Movement disorders in encephalitis induced by Rhodococcus aurantiacus infection relieved by the administration of L-dopa and anti-T-cell antibodies.

@article{Min1999MovementDI,
  title={Movement disorders in encephalitis induced by Rhodococcus aurantiacus infection relieved by the administration of L-dopa and anti-T-cell antibodies.},
  author={Yongfen Min and M Asano and Masashi Kohanawa and Tomonori Minagawa},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
Mice injected with Rhodococcus aurantiacus by the intravenous (i.v.) route show neurological disorders, hemiparesis, vertical headshake and turn-round gait after day 7 postinfection (p.i.). Neurological symptoms caused by i.v. inoculation of R. aurantiacus were relieved by treatment with levodopa (l-dopa). R. aurantiacus was isolated from the brain and was… CONTINUE READING