Parkinsonism and Tremor in a Patient with <em>Plasmodium vivax</em> Malaria

  • Jung E Park

Abstract

Background: A 57-year-old male diagnosed with Plasmodium vivax malaria presented with a subacute onset of hand tremor, slowness, and gait difficulty.

Phenomenology: A bilateral upper extremity kinetic tremor was seen, as well as a right upper extremity rigidity and body bradykinesia.

Educational Value: Parkinsonism and tremor are neurological manifestations that may occur in malaria as a result of globus pallidi and dentate nuclei involvement.