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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}neuro.umcn.nl
  • Published 23 January 2009

Summary

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.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: none.

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