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Myasthenia gravis as a cause of head drop in Parkinson disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21532382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Head drop is characterized by marked anterior flexion of the cervical spine. As a result, the affected patient presents with the head tilted forward and the chin resting on the chest. We report a 75-year-old male patient with parkinsonism and head drop caused by isolated myasthenic weakness of the neck extensor muscles. Our case is the second report of isolated head drop as a presenting symptom of myasthenia gravis in a patient with parkinsonism.
Irem Fatma Uludag; Meltem Korucuk; Ufuk Sener; Yasar Zorlu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neurologist     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2331-2637     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurologist     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  2011-08-15     Revised Date:  2014-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503763     Medline TA:  Neurologist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cholinesterase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use
Muscle Weakness / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology*
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*,  diagnosis,  immunology
Neck Muscles / physiopathology*
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Pyridostigmine Bromide / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholinesterase Inhibitors; 0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous; KVI301NA53/Pyridostigmine Bromide

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