Iatrogenic Parkinsonism: The Role of Flunarizine and Cinnarizine

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Abstract

We performed a clinical report based, descriptive and retrospective study, aimed at comparing Flunarizine/Cinnarizine-induced parkinsonism (FCIP) patients and Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. The FCIP group (n = 30) presented a lower frequency of rigidity and unilateral tremor than the PD group (n = 70). All FCIP patients improved, 13 after dopaminergic treatment. FCIP patients who improved spontaneously presented lower frequency of rigidity, compared with the other FCIP subgroup and PD group. FCIP patients who did not improve spontaneously showed a clinical pattern similar to PD patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-649
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parkinson's Disease
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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