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01.12.2011 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2011

Parkinsonism caused by adverse drug reactions: a case series

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2011
Autoren:
Solomon O Ugoya, Emmanuel I Agaba, Comfort A Daniyam
Wichtige Hinweise

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

US was responsible for the study concept and design and the acquisition of data, and supervised the study. US and AI drafted the manuscript, and US, AI and DC were responsible for critical revision of the manuscript. US, AI and DC provided administrative, technical and material support. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Parkinsonism puts a high direct cost burden on both patient and caregiver. Several reports of drug-induced parkinsonism have been published, but to the best of our knowledge, there has not been any report of quinine or halothane inducing parkinsonism.

Case presentation

We describe two cases of parkinsonism possibly caused by adverse drug reaction to quinine in a 29-year-old black Nigerian woman and to halothane in a 36-year-old black Hausa (Nigerian) man who received it as general anaesthesia for appendicectomy in our teaching hospital.

Conclusion

These are two unusual cases of parkinsonism caused by adverse drug reactions to high-dose quinine and to halothane as general anaesthesia. We consider that these two cases are important in bringing this potential side-effect to the attention of both pharmacologists and primary care physicians as these are two of the most commonly used medications in our clinics. We conclude that parkinsonism should be included among the adverse drug reactions to high-dose quinine and halothane general anaesthetic.

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