Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
REVIEW: PROGRESS IN MEDICINE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--30

Akinetic rigid syndrome: An overview


Praveen Gupta, Madhuri Behari 
 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhuri Behari
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Akinetic-rigid syndromes can be caused by diverse etiologies. It is vital to separate idiopathic Parkinson«SQ»s disease from other neurodegenerative diseases and causes of secondary parkinsonism as it has significant therapeutic implications. However even specialists may misdiagnose nonidiopathic parkinsonism as Parkinson«SQ»s disease in a quarter of cases. Often the history may be nonspecific and all investigations may be normal. The diagnosis may thus rest entirely on clinical features. The etiological diagnosis of Akinetic rigid syndrome has critical therapeutic and prognostic implications. Therefore we will review the various etiologies of akinetic rigid syndrome and highlight critical clinical features to aid in differential diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Gupta P, Behari M. Akinetic rigid syndrome: An overview.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2007;10:21-30


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Gupta P, Behari M. Akinetic rigid syndrome: An overview. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 May 30 ];10:21-30
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