Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 6

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: A Rare Case of Striatal Deformity in Drug-Induced Parkinsonism

Charana Perera*, Tony Bragg, Melanie Rich, Trevor Hollingsworth

Department of Psychiatry, Pine Rivers Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

*Corresponding Author: Charana Perera, Department of Psychiatry, Pine Rivers Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Received: April 04, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022


Drug-induced Parkinsonism (DIP) is a common intersection for Neurologists and Psychiatrists. Here we present a patient with a high probability of Drug-induced Parkinsonism (DIP) with striatal hand deformity as a sign of DIP. The case is extremely rare and may provide clues to the condition's overlapping nature and pathogenesis, particularly given her prolonged exposure to early generation dopamine antagonists. Furthermore, we have not identified a reported case of striatal hand contractures in a patient with drug-induced Parkinsonism, which sheds light on essential clinical and ethical conundrums.

Keywords: Drug-Induced Parkinsonism; Striatal Deformity; iPD

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Citation: Charana Perera and Trevor Hollingsworth. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: A Rare Case of Striatal Deformity in Drug-Induced Parkinsonism Charana Perera". Acta Scientific Neurology 5.6 (2022): 41-45.


Copyright: © 2022 Charana Perera and Trevor Hollingsworth. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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