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A case of primary gait ignition failure [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2008; 14(6): 406-409

A case of primary gait ignition failure

Gülay Kenangil, Dilek Necioğlu Örken, Yıldızhan Yıldız, Hulki Forta
Neurology Clinic, Sisli Etfal Education And Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Gait ignition failure (GIF) is clinically and pathologically a poorly defined term that has gone with many different names before. Coexistence with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, multisystem atrophy, vascular parkinsonism, posthypoxic pallidal lesions and normal pressure hydrocephalus is common. Primary GIF is rare. Main problem is start hesitation and freezing. Here, we present a 69 year old woman whose chief complaint is difficulty of gait. She did not have any other extrapiramidal signs and her MRI did not reveal any abnormality. She was diagnosed as primary gait ignition failure.

Keywords: Gait ignition failure, freezing, parkinsonism


Gülay Kenangil, Dilek Necioğlu Örken, Yıldızhan Yıldız, Hulki Forta. A case of primary gait ignition failure. Turk J Neurol. 2008; 14(6): 406-409

Corresponding Author: Gülay Kenangil, Türkiye


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