Journal article

L-Dopa-responsive Parkinson's syndrome in association with phenylketonuria: In vivo dopamine transporter and D2 receptor findings.

Andrew H Evans, Durval C Costa, Sveto Gacinovic, Regina Katzenschlager, John D O'sullivan, Simon Heales, Phillip Lee, Andrew J Lees

Mov Disord | Published : 2004

Abstract

Reports of parkinsonism in phenylketonuria are exceedingly rare. We report on a patient who had received a delayed diagnosis of phenylketonuria as an infant and subsequently developed levodopa-responsive parkinsonism at the age of 33. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using (123)I-FP-CIT ([(123))I]-2 beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(-4-iodophenyl)-N-(3-fluoropropyl)-nortropane) used to measure dopamine transporter levels on two occasions, 7 and 9 years after the onset of neurological symptoms, were normal. Iodine-123-iodo-lisuride SPECT (IBZM) imaging, however, showed reduced caudate over putamen binding. This combination of imaging findings indicates a possible upregulation of post..

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