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Levodopa-Responsive Benign Tremulous Parkinsonism

Authors
Journal
Case Reports in Neurology
1662-680X
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000354980
Source
Legacy
Keywords
  • Published Online: August
  • 2013
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Background Benign tremulous parkinsonism (BTP) is a tremor dominant syndrome characterized by mild, levodopa-resistant parkinsonism with limited disability or progression. Case Presentation A 56-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of tremor. Neurological examination revealed right-hand rest tremor and slow finger tapping with decreased amplitude; however, we did not observe posture tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, or posture disability. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) and received levodopa/carbidopa, effectively treating her rest tremor. At the age of 61 years, reoccurrence of the rest tremor was successfully treated again with levodopa/carbidopa and selegiline. Approximately 11 years have passed since symptom onset and the patient shows no further disease progression. Conclusion This case broadens the characterization of BTP to include levodopa-responsive PD.

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