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Other symptomatic (secondary) choreic syndromes 

Other symptomatic (secondary) choreic syndromes
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Other symptomatic (secondary) choreic syndromes
Author(s):

Ivan Donaldson

, C. David Marsden

, Susanne A. Schneider

, and Kailash P. Bhatia

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192619112.003.0720
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date: 22 October 2020

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.

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