Transient Generalized Chorea in Influenza A Encephalopathy
Background: Influenza A infections are a rare cause of movement disorders. Previously described patients have suffered from acute-onset myoclonus and/or dystonia or post-viral parkinsonism.
Case Report: We present the case of a 74-year-old female patient with transient generalized chorea due to influenza A-mediated encephalopathy.
Discussion: We discuss whether the clinical presentation and the magnetic resonance imaging changes may be attributable to cytokine-mediated encephalopathy or to direct cytotoxic effects of the virus. Additionally, we would like to make clinicians aware of this clinical sign in the context of viral encephalopathy.
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- Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
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- Academic Units
- Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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- February 15, 2019