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Parkinsonism secondary to bilateral striatal fungal abscesses.

Authors
  • Adler, C H
  • Stern, M B
  • Brooks, M L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
4
Issue
4
Pages
333–337
Identifiers
PMID: 2811892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 24-year-old man with an 11-year history of i.v. drug use rapidly developed parkinsonism clinically indistinguishable from MPTP toxicity and Parkinson's disease. Although tests were negative for the human immunodeficiency virus, radiologic evaluation revealed bilateral striatal lesions. Stereotactic biopsy demonstrated septate hyphae consistent with either aspergillosis or mucormycosis. Gradual improvement followed systemic therapy with amphotericin B.

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