Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Jul-Aug;36(7-8):1178-9.

Possible zoophilia associated with dopaminergic therapy in Parkinson disease.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine-Neurology, Hospital Príncipe de Asturias, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. fjimenezj@meditex.es

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a patient with Parkinson disease (PD) who developed zoophilia as a possible complication of dopaminergic therapy.

CASE SUMMARY:

A 74-year-old man with advanced PD, who had wearing-off motor fluctuations, with a marked disability during the off periods and severe peak-of-dose choreiform dyskinesias, developed hypersexuality with zoophilia 5 days after standard levodopa was substituted for controlled-release levodopa and the dose of bromocriptine was increased. The abnormal sexual behavior disappeared 2 days after the doses of standard levodopa and of bromocriptine were reduced.

DISCUSSION:

Hypersexuality is a known complication in PD patients undergoing dopaminergic therapy. However, the possible development of zoophilia due to these drugs, as was the case in our patient, is exceptional.

CONCLUSIONS:

Zoophilia should be considered as a possible behavioral complication of dopaminergic therapy in PD patients.

PMID:
12086551
DOI:
10.1345/aph.1ph.1A277
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center