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Letter to the Editor

A Case Report of Methylphenidate-Induced Dyskinesia

Thomas W. Heinrich, MD

Published: August 1, 2002

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Sir: Movement disorders have long been associated with awide variety of medications and illicit drugs. Dopaminergicagents are well-known precipitants of various dyskinesias, includingchorea, choreoathetosis, dystonia, and ballism. For example,levodopa-induced dyskinesias are a relatively commonside effect of the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, with up to45% of patients affected after 5 years of such treatment.1

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