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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


CAMACHO-CONDE, José A.  and  CAMPOS-ARILLO, Víctor M.. Parkinson's disease and autonomic pain response: a case study. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.1, pp.149-152. ISSN 2631-2581.

A clinical case of PD is provided in which we analyze the autonomic involvement in response to pain, using various neurophysiological parameters. After the neurophysiological examination of pain thresholds (hand grip), this patient with 13 years history of Parkinson´s disease, showed a peripheral decrease that made the measurement of blood pressure not very stable. Sympathetic activity and nociceptive sensitivity were diminished, expressing the postganglionar noradrenergic myocardial denervation as it is widely known in parkinsonian patients. It is important to have in mind the autonomic nervous system involvement in Parkinson´s disease.

Keywords : Parkinson's disease; Autonomic Nervous System; Pain; Sympathetic activity; Neurophysiological examination..

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