Freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease may share the mechanisms of dystonia
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Although several pathophysiological mechanisms of freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been discussed, the precise mechanism is still unclear. Functional failure of multiple neural circuits is considered to play an important role in FOG. Herein, we report a case of PD with FOG that was suspected to be caused by dystonia. In this report, we have discussed the mechanisms underlying FOG and dystonia in PD.
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All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This study involved a human participant and provided written informed consent.
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