Idiopathic hemiparetic parkinsonism, a syndrome distinct from idiopathic parkinsonism

Jacques De Keyser, Guy Ebinger, Luc Herroelen, M. Vervaeck, M. Bruyland

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Two women had a syndrome of progressive parkinsonism with ipsilateral rigidity, mild resting tremor, paresis, hyperreflexia, and an extensor plantar response. Symptoms had started 24 and 3 months after a surgical procedure in the affected limb. Neuroimaging studies were unhelpful. Both the parkinsonian features and the pyramidal tract signs responded well to dopaminergic drug treatment. We propose that the syndrome be called "idiopathic hemiparetic parkinsonism".
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992


  • Adult
  • Benserazide/administration & dosage
  • Case Report
  • Drug Combinations
  • Female
  • Hemiplegia/drug therapy/*etiology
  • Human
  • Levodopa/administration & dosage
  • Parkinson Disease/*complications/drug therapy/etio
  • Postoperative Complications/drug therapy/etiology
  • Reflex
  • Abnormal/drug effects
  • Syndrome


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