Parkinsonism and Tremor in a Patient with Plasmodium vivax Malaria
Background: A 57-year-old male diagnosed with Plasmodium vivax malaria presented with a subacute onset of hand tremor, slowness, and gait difficulty.
Phenomenology: A bilateral upper extremity kinetic tremor was seen, as well as a right upper extremity rigidity and body bradykinesia.
Educational Value: Parkinsonism and tremor are neurological manifestations that may occur in malaria as a result of globus pallidi and dentate nuclei involvement.
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- Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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- November 27, 2017