Parkinsonism induced by solvent abuse

  title={Parkinsonism induced by solvent abuse},
  author={R. Uitti and B. Snow and H. Shinotoh and F. Vingerhoets and M. Hayward and S. Hashimoto and J. Richmond and S. Markey and C. Markey and D. Calne},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  • R. Uitti, B. Snow, +7 authors D. Calne
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • We report the first description of a patient with parkinsonism induced by solvent abuse. Our patient developed parkinsonism acutely, following heavy abuse of lacquer thinner. Her clinical deficits wee indistinguishable from idiopathic parkinsonism (Parkinson's disease) and she responded to levodopa. Parkinsonism has persisted for more than 3 months. Brain computed tomography was normal. Positron emission tomographic studies showed normal fluorodopa uptake and reduced raclopride binding… CONTINUE READING
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