Vascular Parkinsonism: A clinical review

Benamer, H.T. and Grosset, D.G. (2008) Vascular Parkinsonism: A clinical review. European Neurology, 61(1), pp. 11-15. (doi:10.1159/000165343) (PMID:18948694)

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Over the last 75 years there has been continuous debate about the existence of vascular parkinsonism (VP). The condition has been named and renamed several times, with terms such as arteriosclerotic parkinsonism, arteriosclerotic pseudo-parkinsonism and lower-body parkinsonism. Despite the progress in our understanding of other parkinsonian syndromes, such as progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple-system atrophy, and significant developments in neuroimaging techniques, the concept of VP is still unclear and the clinical diagnosis is often difficult. There are no widely agreed diagnostic criteria. This article reviews the current literature relating to VP in particular to identify the different clinical presentations that have been described.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grosset, Dr Donald
Authors: Benamer, H.T., and Grosset, D.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:European Neurology
Publisher:Karger Publishers
ISSN (Online):1421-9913
Published Online:24 October 2008

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