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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 296-297

Hemichorea-hemiballism in a nonketotic diabetic patient


Department of Medicine, Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital, Bogra, Bangladesh

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Al Montasir
Resident Physician, Department of Medicine, TMSS Medical College & Rafatullah Community Hospital, Bogra - 5800
Bangladesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.120772

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Hemichorea-hemiballism can be the solely presentation of a wide range of non-neurological clinical pictures, such as metabolic or hydro-electrolyte derange­ments. Hemichorea-hemiballism as the first presentation of type 2 diabetes mellitus has been described. The case depicted herein reinforces this association highlighting that especially in elder patients with new­ly diagnosed hemichorea-hemiballism, non-ketotic hyperglycemia should promptly be recognized.


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