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Other acquired symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes 

Other acquired symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes
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Other acquired symptomatic parkinsonian syndromes
Author(s):

Ivan Donaldson

, C. David Marsden

, Susanne A. Schneider

, and Kailash P. Bhatia

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192619112.003.0547
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date: 29 May 2020

A wide variety of acquired medical conditions can cause parkinsonian syndromes, and they are outlined in the immediately preceding chapters. The commonest is drug-induced parkinsonism, resulting from dopamine receptor blocking or dopamine store-depleting medications. This chapter consists of a miscellaneous group of unrelated acquired disorders which are, generally speaking, uncommon causes of akinetic–rigid syndromes.

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