Partially reversible parkinsonism in Whipple's disease with antibiotherapy

Eur Neurol. 1992;32(3):151-3. doi: 10.1159/000116813.

Abstract

Progressive parkinsonism developed in a 68-year-old man who had Whipple's disease. Extrapyramidal disturbances improved dramatically after introduction of antibiotherapy (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Basal Ganglia / pathology
  • Gait / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurologic Examination / drug effects*
  • Parkinson Disease / diagnosis
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy*
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination / therapeutic use*
  • Whipple Disease / diagnosis
  • Whipple Disease / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination