Benign tremulous Parkinson's disease
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CitationLeventoglu, A.; Baysal, A.I. (2020). Benign tremulous Parkinson’s disease. Acta Neurologica Belgica, 108(2), 48-52. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18795596/
Objective : To analyze the long-term outcomes of patients presenting with pure parkinsonian tremor and to determine whether or not such patients develop the other features of Parkinson's disease (PD) eventually. Methods and materials : Two hundred fifty-one patients with PD followed at our referral center were examined regularly. In this study, we evaluated the long-term follow lip of the the patients with parkinsonian tremor without bradykinesia or rigidity. Results : The mean disease duration was 5 Years, (range : 2-10 yrs.) at the last follow-up visit. This final group included 7 female and 16 male patients with a mean age of 66.6 +/- 10.8 years. Four groups of patients were identified. First group consisted of 15 patients presenting with rest tremor most prominently in one upper limb and/or contra-lateral upper limb. In the second group, there were 3 patients who had parkinsonian tremor with greatest severity in one lower limb and ipsilateral upper limb. Group 3 comprised 2 patients who had parkinsonian tremor in only one lower limb. The fourth group comprised 3 patients with isolated jaw tremor. Conclusions : Some patients with pure parkinsonian tremor may remain without bradykinesia or rigidity for a long time, which may be considered a benign form of, Parkinson's disease.