Cerebrospinal fluid analysis for whipple's disease in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy

Francesca Romana Pezzella, Maria Grazia Paglia, Carlo Colosimo

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The clinical picture of neurological involvement in Whipple's disease (WD) may resemble progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). We looked for WD pathogen DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid of 9 patients with a clinical diagnosis of PSP. The analysis was negative for all samples, showing that WD is not commonly involved in the aetiopathogenesis of PSP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004



  • PCR
  • PSP
  • Whipple's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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