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Two-year follow-up in 150 consecutive cases with normal dopamine transporter imaging

Author(s): V. L. Marshall, J. Patterson, D. M. Hadley, K. A. Grosset, D. G. Grosset

Abstract:
Background and aims Functional pre-synaptic dopamine brain imaging is generally abnormal when parkinsonism is degenerative (such as in idiopathic Parkinson's disease) and normal in patients with non-degenerative movement disorder (such as essential tremor). However, some patients diagnosed as early Parkinson's disease have normal presynaptic dopamine imaging. Follow-up of patients with normal imaging should help determine whether such patients truly have degenerative parkinsonism (and therefore represent false negative imaging results), or emerge as cases of non-degenerative parkinsonism (and therefore represent initial clinical over-diagnosis of Parkinson's disease). Methods and results One hundred and fifty cases with normal I-123-FP-CIT SPECT undertaken during routine care over a 3-year period were reviewed 2.4 years (interquartile range, 2.2-3.1 years) after SPECT. Diagnosis after follow-up was non-degenerative parkinsonism or tremor in 146 (97%), who did not progress clinically, and degenerative parkinsonism in four (3%), in whom clinicial progression was noted. Anti-Parkinson therapy was used in 36, and withdrawn in 27 with no deterioration in 25. Patients strictly fulfilling Brain Bank criteria (part 1) were more likely to undergo a trial of anti-Parkinson therapy (P<0.05) but were no more likely to maintain or respond to anti-Parkinson therapy than those not fulfilling criteria. Conclusion The clinical profile and therapy response during follow-up of patients with normal presynaptic dopamine imaging supports the diagnosis of a non-degenerative movement disorder in nearly all cases.

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ISBN: 0143-3636
Publication Year: 2006
Periodical: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Periodical Number: 12
Volume: 27
Pages: 933-937
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