Extrapyramidal disorders

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There are just around 25,000 neurologists in EU. Some regions are better covered than others: depending on the country, there are between 4 and 13 neurologists per 100,000 people.1

To help you find the best help possible, Concilio’s medical team is by your side to help you find the solution to your medical problems.

What are extrapyramidal disorders?

Extrapyramidal disorders refer to all disorders or dysfunctions of the extrapyramidal system, which groups together several areas of the brain interconnected by complex neuronal circuits.

They combine three main symptoms: resting tremor, akinesia and hypertonia. Since Parkinson’s disease is the most characteristic form of extrapyramidal syndrome, extrapyramidal syndromes are wrongly associated with it and the term “Parkinsonian syndromes” is often used to refer to extrapyramidal syndromes in general.

However, there are other disorders with about the same symptoms but that do not correspond to Parkinson’s disease. They are called non-Parkinsonian extrapyramidal disorders.

What are some examples of non-Parkinsonian extrapyramidal disorders?

Non-Parkinsonian extrapyramidal disorders usually result from dystonia, a motor neurological disorder characterized by a disturbance of muscle tone and manifested by involuntary and prolonged muscle contractions that cause abnormal attitudes.

  • Acute dystonic reactions
  • Akathisia
  • Pseudoparkinsonism
  • Tardive dyskinesia

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  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
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  • Author of revisions : Amine Morjane, MD
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