CASE PRESENTATION A 62-year-old man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1993 and treated with amantadine, benztropine, and carbidopa/levodopa. Three years later, due to adverse effects and inadequate efficacy, amantadine and benztropine were eliminated and pergolide was begun. Within 9 months, the dose of pergolide was adjusted to 1 mg three times daily and he was able to reduce the dose of controlled/release carbidopa-levodopa 50/200 from one to one-half tablet three times a day. Following the addition of pergolide, his left hand resting tremor and rigidity resolved and his left hand bradykinesia improved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Movement Disorders|
|Subtitle of host publication||100 Instructive Cases|
|Number of pages||3|
|ISBN (Print)||1841845248, 9781841845241|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
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