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Dual Treatment of Hemichorea–Hemiballismus Syndrome with Tetrabenazine and Chemodenervation

Umeh, Chizoba C.; Nichols, Paige; Rosenthal, Liana S.; Mari, Zoltan

Hemichorea–hemiballismus involves unilateral involuntary flailing movements and random jerking movements involving proximal or distal muscles. We describe a case of hemichorea–hemiballismus with dystonia after stroke. Treatment with tetrabenazine and chemodenervation produced beneficial responses. Effective treatment of both hemichorea–hemiballismus and dystonia due to stroke has not been reported.



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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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January 10, 2013