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Idiopathic Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, and hip fractures: a case report.
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PMID:  21327180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Patients with chronic idiopathic Parkinson's disease are at a high risk for fractures, particularly of the hip. The causes may be multifactorial, including poor balance and other forms of neurological dysfunction. Osteopenia and osteoporosis leading to decreased bone mass are common in these patients. We report a case of a male patient with a long-standing history of Parkinson's disease on chronic high-dose carbidopa-levodopa who suffered a hip fracture. The relationship of Parkinson's disease and carbidopa-levodopa use with osteopenia and hip fractures is discussed, emphasizing the crucial need for prevention in this patient population along with medical and surgical treatment.
Authors:
Richard A Rison; Kelsey Richardson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in neurology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1662-680X     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Neurol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517693     Medline TA:  Case Rep Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., USA.
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