Other symptomatic (secondary) choreic syndromes

Ivan Donaldson, C. David Marsden, Susanne A. Schneider and Kailash P. Bhatia

in Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192619112
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199698103 | DOI:
Other symptomatic (secondary) choreic syndromes

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This chapter covers chorea which is symptomatic of disorders that have recognized causes. As the movement disorders occurring in inherited metabolic diseases are mainly dystonic they are dealt with in Chapters 40 and 41 in the section on ‘Dystonia’, even though chorea may occasionally predominate, and the reader is referred there for details. Only acquired conditions are covered here. In a few instances these diseases causing acquired chorea may tend to be inherited, but the disease itself is not directly passed on. Thus, disorders such as thyrotoxicosis and systemic lupus erythematosis may occur in genetically susceptible individuals although they are not directly inherited.

Chapter.  18118 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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