hemichorea

hemichorea

 [hem″e-ko-re´ah]
chorea affecting only one side of the body.

hem·i·cho·re·a

(hem'ē-kōr-ē'ă),
Chorea involving the muscles on only one side.
Synonym(s): hemilateral chorea

hemichorea

/hemi·cho·rea/ (-ko-re´ah) chorea affecting only one side of the body.

hem·i·cho·re·a

(hem'ē-kōr-ē'ă)
Chorea involving the muscles on one side only.

hemichorea

chorea affecting only one side of the body.
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Hemichorea may occur in patients with nonketotic hyperglycemia, and can also be part of the paraneoplastic syndrome (3).
We report a case of a female patient with an AVM in the temporal lobe who presented with hemichorea.
The differential diagnosis of conditions presenting with hemichorea includes ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, vasculitis, central nervous system lupus, mass lesions, multiple sclerosis, thyrotoxicosis, and drugs (such as neuroleptics or levodopa) [10].
While bilateral chorea was observed in 6 of the patients, hemichorea was observed in the other patients and focal neurological deficit was reported in 15 patients.
This was a report of a child with NCC of the thalamic region presenting with hemichorea.
A reported the case of a 22-year-old woman who presented with hemichorea resulting from multiple parenchymal NCC.
It may be confined to one half of body called hemichorea.
CASE REPORT: We report a similar case of a 50 year old woman presenting to our institute with nonketotic hyperglycemia and hemichorea which improved with normalization of blood glucose.
In animal studies, gamma-aminobutyric acid antagonists can cause a lesion in the subthalamic nucleus inducing contralateral hemichorea.