Observations on the effect of levodopa on tardive lingual-facial-buccal dyskinesia

H. L. Klawans, R. R. McKendall

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Abstract

A patient with neuroleptic-induced lingual-facial-buccal dyskinesia and minimal drug-induced Parkinsonism was treated with Levodopa. This markedly worsened her abnormal movements. This observation supports the concept that tardive dyskinesias are related to hypersensitivity of dopaminergic receptors to dopamine. It is suggested that Levodopa should be avoided in such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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