Vascular parkinsonism--an update.

  title={Vascular parkinsonism--an update.},
  author={Ivan Rektor and Irena Rektorov{\'a} and Dagmar Kubov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={248 1-2},
Vascular parkinsonism (VP) is a heterogeneous clinical entity. The idea of a relationship between cerebral vascular disease and parkinsonism may be traced back to the 1920s, when the diagnostic unit called "arteriosclerotic parkinsonism", a predecessor of VP, was established. This review is concerned with historical and contemporary views regarding the possible vascular genesis of parkinsonism. Confusion persists as a result of vaguely defined diagnostic criteria. The following types of… CONTINUE READING