Uncontrollable movements in patient with diabetes mellitus

Block, Haley; Scozzafava, James; Ahmed, S. Nizam; Kalra, Sanjay
October 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/10/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 8, p871
Academic Journal
The article presents a case report of hemichorea-hemiballismus (HC-HB) in a female patient with type 2 diabetes. The medical history of the patient is provided. The result of laboratory tests on the patent is considered. The causes of HC-HB are described. The classification of hyperkinetic movement disorders is outlined. The prognosis of HC-HB as a complication of nonketotic hyperglycemia is highlighted.


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