BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0506
  • Rare disease

Hydrocephalus induced chorea

  1. Nicol Voermans1,
  2. Pieter Schutte1,
  3. Bastiaan R Bloem2
  1. 1
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, PO Box 9600, Nijmegen, 6500 HB, Netherlands
  2. 2
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, Netherlands
  1. b.bloem{at}
  • Published 23 January 2009


Chorea can result from many causes, and the diagnostic workup can be challenging. Although often accompanied by other extrapyramidal symptoms, hydrocephalus has not been mentioned as a possible cause of chorea to date. Here we report an unusual case of chorea secondary to normal pressure hydrocephalus, which clearly improved after shunt placement.


  • Competing interests: none.

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