Reversible parkinsonian syndrome complicating cysticercus midbrain encephalitis

Ashok Verma, Joseph R. Berger, Brian C. Bowen, Juan Sanchez‐Ramos

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We describe a clinical picture similar to Parkinson's disease in a patient with midbrain encephalitis due to cysticercosis. The clinical, radiographic, and cerebrospinal fluid findings suggested an inflammatory reaction to a dying cyst that involved midbrain structures. The encephalopathy appeared to worsen temporarily after the institution of anticysticercus therapy. A discordance between worsening parkinsonian symptoms and improving pyramidal features was noted. Virtually a complete clinical recovery eventually ensued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Encephalitis
  • Neurocysticecosis
  • Parkinson syndrome
  • Praziquantel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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