Presymptomatic hypertension is a major feature in the diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy.

@article{Ghika1997PresymptomaticHI,
  title={Presymptomatic hypertension is a major feature in the diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy.},
  author={Joseph A. Ghika and Julien Ed Bogousslavsky},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={1104-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the history of hypertension (HT) in patients with parkinsonism (PS) of various causes. PATIENTS Nine hundred twenty-three patients with PS listed in a citywide movement disorders registry. Hypertension was defined as blood pressure above 150/90 mm Hg on at least 2 occasions or a history of antihypertensive medication use. RESULTS Overall, 184 patients (20.6%) had a history of HT. Fifty-three (16.6%) of 320 patients with levodopa-responsive parkinsonism (PD) had a… CONTINUE READING

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