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Brain Dev. 1998 Mar;20(2):124-6.

A case report of remarkable improvement of motor disturbances with L-dopa in a patient with post-diffuse axonal injury.

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Division of Child Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan. koeda@grape.med.tottori-u.ac.jp

Abstract

A 9-year-old girl with rigidospastic quadriplegia as post-traumatic sequela was reported. The distribution of lesions observed on a MRI implied diffuse axonal injury; involvement of the substantia nigra was also detected. L-Dopa administration was remarkably effective for relief of the rigidity. As a result, she became able to walk on her knees and communicate by writing letters. L-Dopa administration should be considered for patients who show rigidity as sequela of diffuse axonal injury with involvement of the substantia nigra.

PMID:
9545185
DOI:
10.1016/s0387-7604(98)00004-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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