Pure akinesia: a kinematic analysis in a case responsive to rotigotine

Di Fabio, Roberto and Serrao, Mariano and Pierelli, Francesco and Fragiotta, Gaia and Sandrini, Giorgio (2013) Pure akinesia: a kinematic analysis in a case responsive to rotigotine. Functional Neurology, 28 (2). pp. 133-135. ISSN 1971-3274

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A patient with pure akinesia is described. This rare gait disorder, poorly responsive to therapy, is characterized by gait impairment which may be associated with handwriting and speech difficulties, in the absence of further signs of extrapyramidal involvement. Here, we report the improvement in a patient suffering from pure akinesia after low doses of rotigotine, a non-ergolinic dopamine agonist, detailing the kinematic analysis before and after the treatment. After therapy, an improvement in all of the gait parameters, particularly gait speed, was observed with a trend toward normalization. Our case report suggests that rotigotine may be a therapeutic option in cases of pure akinesia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kinematic, pure akinesia, rotigotine, therapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 14:08
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/10881

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