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REM sleep behavior disorder in Parkinson disease (polysomnogram)

Baseline polysomnogram in 78-year-old man with Parkinson disease reveals abnormal augmentation of his limb and chin EMG tone during REM sleep, suggesting that the patient’s symptoms were most likely due to REM sleep behavior disorder, a problem commonly associated with Parkinson disease (Contributed by Dr. Raman Malhotra.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Huntington disease
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy
  • Parkinsonism
  • Shy-Drager syndrome