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Parkinsonism and Tremor in a Patient with Plasmodium vivax Malaria

Park, Jung E.

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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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D8P55V23

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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November 27, 2017