進行性核上性麻痺の病態像とリハビリテーション(2例報告) [in Japanese] Rehabilitation in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy : Two cases report [in Japanese]
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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a relatively rare disorder manifesting Parkinsonism. This report describes the neurologic presentation, rehabilitation management and outcome of treatment of two patients with PSP. Our cases showed typical symptoms with supranuclear opthalalmoplegia, pseudobulbar palsy, axial dystonia in extension nd subcortical dementia. For maintaining the activities of daily living, range of motion exercise of neck, balancing of trunk and education for feeding activities were specially important. Finally family education for supporting the patients was required because of tendency of frequent falls and subcortical dementia.