choreoathetosis


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choreoathetosis

 [ko″re-o-ath″ĕ-to´sis]
a condition characterized by choreic and athetoid movements. adj., adj choreoath´etoid.
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cho·re·o·ath·e·to·sis

(kōr'ē-ō-ath'ĕ-tō'sis),
Abnormal movements of body of combined choreic and athetoid pattern.
[choreo- + G. athētos, unfixed, + -ōsis, condition]
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choreoathetosis

(kôr′ē-ō-ăth′ĭ-tō′sĭs)
n.
A condition marked by abnormal movements of the body that have a combined choreic and athetoid pattern.
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choreoathetosis

Neurology Involuntary slow, twisting, aimless muscle movements
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cho·re·o·ath·e·to·sis

(kōr'ē-ō-ath-ĕ-tō'sis)
Abnormal movements of body of combined choreic and athetoid pattern.
[choreo- + G. athētos, unfixed, + -ōsis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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[37] Spastic quadriplegia, II-V diplegia Hylton and Mixed ataxic athetoid, NS Allen [7] diplegic, quadriplegic CP, cerebellar ataxia, Angelman syndrome Cheng and Hypotonic, athetoid CP NS Chan [38] Knox [13] Spastic quadriplegia, Level 3 (n=1) diplegia, dystonic Level 4 (n=2), quadriplegia, Level 5 (n=1) choreoathetosis Corn et al.
Hyperventilation, TIA, psychogenic seizures, movement disorders (Choreoathetosis, tic disorder).
Other movement disorders have been reported such as limb and trunk choreoathetosis, dystonia, and rigidity (4).
Neurological complications of hypocalcemia are acute convulsions, tetany, basal ganglia calcification, parkinsonism, choreoathetosis and hemiballismus.5,6
The choreoathetosis progressed from continuous movements to intermittent and then finally to resolution.
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare X-linked genetic disorder in which hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRT) enzyme is absent clinically characterized by mental retardation, choreoathetosis, spasticity, hyperuricemia and cerebral palsy [19].
The one specific movement disorder that strongly suggests anti-NMDAR encephalitis is post-herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis choreoathetosis. It appears that HSV encephalitis can trigger formation of NMDAR autoantibodies, resulting in onset of choreoathetosis 3-6 weeks after the HSV encephalopathy.
The patient profile usually describes a young male or female with signs of cerebellar dysfunction (Ataxia, Dysarthria and Nystagmus), basal ganglia dysfunction (Choreoathetosis), Kayser Fleisher (KF) rings in cornea and hepatic involvement (any form of acute or chronic liver disease).
Recent literature has suggested that extrapontine lesions are associated with reversible movement disorders, such as parkinsonism, dystonia, catatonia, mutism, myoclonic jerks, and/or choreoathetosis [2, 9, 11-13].
Myoclonus is the most frequent finding, but dystonia, choreoathetosis, tremor, hemiballismus, and atypical parkinsonism have also been noted [12].