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2020 Apr 30

Mov Disord

Chronic Neuroleptic-Induced Parkinsonism Examined with Positron Emission Tomography.


Galoppin M, Berroir P, Soucy J-P, Suzuki Y, Lavigne GJ, Gagnon J-F, Montplaisir JY, Stip E, Blanchet PJ
Mov Disord. 2020 Apr 30.
PMID: 32353194.


Neuroleptic drug-induced parkinsonism (NIP) is a leading cause of parkinsonism, particularly in aging. Based on abnormal dopamine transporter scan results, individuals displaying chronic NIP are often diagnosed with Lewy-body Parkinson's disease (PD), but this assumption needs further substantiation.