Reader Response: Acute Hypokinetic-Rigid Syndrome After SARS-CoV-2 Infection

We thank Dr. Méndez-Guerrero, et al. for their article on Acute hypokinetic-rigid syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 infection.1 Since 1917, when the first description of encephalitis lithargica2 became available, the role of various viruses has been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease besides the environmental toxins and lifestyle, diet, pollution, etc.3 The interesting case report and details provided by Dr. Méndez-Guerrero, et al. are important in understanding the pathophysiology of hypokinetic rigid syndrome or Parkinsonian illnesses.

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