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Rare disease
Hydrocephalus induced chorea
  1. N C Voermans1,
  2. P J Schutte2,
  3. B R Bloem1
  1. 1
    Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  2. 2
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  1. b.bloem{at}neuro.umcn.nl

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.

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  • Competing interests: None.

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