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Paroxysmal Chorea as a Relapse of Myelopathy in a Patient with Neuromyelitis Optica
Sang-Soo Lee, Ho-Sung Han, Dong-Ick Shin
J Mov Disord. 2009;2(2):78-79.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14802/jmd.09020
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Movement disorders secondary to intrinsic spinal cord disease are rare. Paroxysmal chorea has not yet been reported in the neuromyelitis optica (NMO). We report a 43-year-old woman with relapsing-remitting cervical myelopathy who developed paroxysmal chorea during clinical exacerbation of NMO. MRI scan of the cervical spine revealed a long segmental enhancing lesion, but brain MRI did not show any responsible abnormalities. Acute exacerbation of recurrent myelopathy in NMO may be associated with transient movement disorder.


JMD : Journal of Movement Disorders