Rapidly progressive parkinsonism in a self-reported user of Ecstasy and other drugs

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Abstract

A 38-year-old man developed parkinsonism that progressed to Hoehn and Yahr stage 5 within 4 years of onset. Response to ropinirole deteriorated, levodopa was not tolerated, and subthalamic nucleus stimulation has provided only partial relief of symptoms. He reported heavy use of Ecstasy through most of his twenties and thirties. His neurological problems may be unrelated to his drug use, but it is also possible they represent an idiosyncratic reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1378-1381
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

Keywords

  • Drug use
  • MDMA
  • Parkinsonism
  • Young onset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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