Persistent parkinsonism after high dose intravenous methamphetamine: A case report
Tang, K. A., Liang, H., Lin, Y., Zhang, C., Tang, W. K., Chu, W. C., & Ungvari, G. S. (2017). Persistent parkinsonism after high dose intravenous methamphetamine: A case report. Neurology Asia, 22 (1), 77-80.
A patient developed persistent Parkinsonism after intravenously injecting a high dose of methamphetamine. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral hypoxic/ischemic basal ganglia damage, which could have been caused by the vasoconstrictive effect of methamphetamine. This case adds some circumstantial evidence to the association between methamphetamine and Parkinsonism.
Parkinsonism, methamphetamine, substance use disorders