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Chorea gravidarum: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9294953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 23-year-old pregnant Pakistani female presented with hemichorea and hemiballismus at six weeks gestational age. Similar symptoms had occurred during a previous pregnancy resulting in a spontaneous abortion. Chorea gravidarum, a disorder characterized by choreiform and athetoid movement presenting during pregnancy, is rare. In the past, rheumatic disease was generally the etiology, but today, collagen vascular disease should also be considered. Treatments include neuroleptics for symptomatic relief and therapies targeted toward the underlying pathology.
G L Dike
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0886-0572     ISO Abbreviation:  Md Med J     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-08     Completed Date:  1997-10-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506985     Medline TA:  Md Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chlorpromazine / therapeutic use
Chorea / therapy*
Dopamine Antagonists / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dopamine Antagonists; 50-53-3/Chlorpromazine

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