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Other authors reported reduced striatal DAT binding in vascular parkinsonism, with values ranging in between levels of normal and cases with PD (Tzen et al. 2001). Similarly, in 20 patients with parkinsonism with cerebrovascular disease and without pre-existing PD (Lorberboym et al. 2004), striatal DAT binding was diminished in more than half (Zijlmans et al. 2007). Variable striatal DAT availability ranging from normal to pathological values in VP and overlapping in part with those observed in PD makes it difficult to separate those two entities even with the use of in vivo striatal DAT markers.
An Atlas of Pathology of the Brain by E.E Payne