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Chorea induced by the use of oral contraceptives. Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2960635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare complication of oral contraceptive therapy is the induction of chorea. We describe the case-history of a young woman who developed generalized chorea while receiving a low-dose estrogen-containing contraceptive. Dyskinesia resolved upon discontinuing the medication and after a brief treatment with an antidopaminergic agent. The literature of chorea associated with oral contraceptives and the different hypotheses about its pathogenesis are reviewed.
D Galimberti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of neurological sciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0392-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-18     Completed Date:  1987-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006502     Medline TA:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Neurologica dell'Università di Modena.
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MeSH Terms
Chorea / chemically induced*
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined / adverse effects*
Corpus Striatum / drug effects
Ethinyl Estradiol / adverse effects*
Norpregnenes / adverse effects*
Receptors, Dopamine / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral, Combined; 0/Norpregnenes; 0/Receptors, Dopamine; 54024-22-5/Desogestrel; 57-63-6/Ethinyl Estradiol

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