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Progressive supranuclear palsy misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease: a case report and review of literature

LF Owolabi

Abstract


Because of its increasingly recognized clinical diversity, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) may be difficult to diagnose, particularly in resource‑poor settings where the means of getting supportive tests is a huge challenge. This often results in underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of PSP, most commonly as Parkinson’s disease. The author reported a case of how brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to arrive at the diagnosis of PSP in a man previously misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Relevant literatures regarding the diagnostic utility of MRI in PSP were also reviewed.

Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, Palsy, Progressive, Supranuclear




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2141-9248.121221
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