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Type: Journal article
Title: Increased blink rate in advanced Parkinson's Disease: A form of 'off'-period dystonia?
Author: Kimber, T.
Thompson, P.
Citation: Movement Disorders, 2000; 15(5):982-985
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0885-3185
1531-8257
Abstract: Blink rates were measured in 25 patients with fluctuating Parkinson's disease in the "off' and "on" periods. In 17 patients, the "off"-period blink rate was low and increased after administration of levodopa. In the remaining eight patients, the "off"-period blink rate was high and returned to normal levels after levodopa. It is suggested that increased blink rate in the latter group represents a new form of "off"-period dystonia.
Keywords: Humans; Parkinson Disease; Dystonia; Levodopa; Antiparkinson Agents; Severity of Illness Index; Case-Control Studies; Blinking; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Female; Male
RMID: 0001001264
DOI: 10.1002/1531-8257(200009)15:5<982::AID-MDS1033>3.0.CO;2-P
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