Chorea associated with thyroxine replacement therapy

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  • Jeremy D. Isaacs, Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London
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  • James Rakshi, Imperial College London, London, UK.
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  • Richard Baker, Hammersmith Hospital
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  • David J. Brooks
  • Anthony N. Warrens, Hammersmith Hospital

Chorea is an uncommonly reported manifestation of hyperthyroidism. We report the first description of generalized chorea due to iatrogenic thyrotoxicosis and propose that the movement disorder is due to a direct effect of thyroxine on the basal ganglia rather than being an autoimmune phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMovement Disorders
Pages (from-to)1656-1657
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Chorea, Iatrogenic, Thyrotoxicosis

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