Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--111

The «DQ»hummingbird«DQ» lady: A case report on progressive supranuclear palsy


Mosam V Phirke, Era S Dutta, Avinash Desousa, Nilesh B Shah 
 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Era S Dutta
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
India

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare neurodegenerative disease, which tends to be progressive, causing weakness of the structures in the brain stem that controls eye movements. PSP falls under the rubric of Parkinsonism plus syndromes that are a group of heterogeneous degenerative neurological disorders that differ from the classical idiopathic Parkinson«SQ»s disease. PSP is often underreported, making it important for clinicians to be aware of this disorder. Here we report a case of PSP, which presented primarily with speech disturbances and recurrent falls due to postural instability. On investigating, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a classical sign diagnostic of PSP.


How to cite this article:
Phirke MV, Dutta ES, Desousa A, Shah NB. The "hummingbird" lady: A case report on progressive supranuclear palsy.J Geriatr Ment Health 2015;2:109-111


How to cite this URL:
Phirke MV, Dutta ES, Desousa A, Shah NB. The "hummingbird" lady: A case report on progressive supranuclear palsy. J Geriatr Ment Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 22 ];2:109-111
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