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Parkinson's Disease

Is it Lewy Body disease?

12/05/2000

Question:

Are there any med trials or new information on diffused Lewy Body Disease.In particular a 70yr old man with all the Parkinson symptoms who has had to be taken off sinemet due to hallucinations. In June he was still playing tennis, now he requires help to dress.Seroquel has been discontinued 21/2mg aricept is being tried, he is exhausted much of the time

Answer:

Unfortunately there is not much to offer either for cognitive or motor symptoms of this disease. I have tried Exelon, an Aricept like drug with modest benefit in the cognitive symptoms.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati