J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2006 Feb;24(1):85-88.

Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Presenting with Sleep Terrors

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kyjung@smc.samsung.co.kr

Abstract

We report adult-onset sleep terrors in a patient with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. A 42-year-old woman presented with abnormal behaviors during sleep. Neurologic examination revealed mild hypomimia, resting tremor and bradykinesia in her right upper limb indicating early Parkinson's disease. An episode would consist of sitting up in bed, screaming, then clapping her hands and more talking, shouting, screaming, and appearing frightened. Polysomnography documented 2 episodes of parasomnia which occurred in slow wave sleep indicating sleep terrors.

Keyword

Parasomnia; Adult-onset sleep terrors; Parkinson's disease

MeSH Terms

Adult
Female
Hand
Humans
Hypokinesia
Neurologic Examination
Night Terrors*
Parasomnias
Parkinson Disease*
Polysomnography
Tremor
Upper Extremity
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