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Nonketotic hyperglycemic hemi-chorea – a diagnostic challenge for the treating physician

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Inoka Shyamali Gunathilake ,

post graduate institute of medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Registrar in medicine, Post graduate institute of Colombo, faculty of medicine Colombo
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SR Jayarathne,

Teaching hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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V Sivasadana,

Teaching hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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MIM Rifath,

Teaching hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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SC Weerasinghe

Teaching hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Abstract

Non-ketotic Hyperglycemic hemichorea (NHH) is a rare phenomenon occurring in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. The exact mechanisms for NHH is unclear. There are several proposed mechanisms involving GABA pathways. we report a case of 63 year old lady who presented with Choriform movement with characteristic NCCT changes of NHH, who was successfully treated with glycaemic control.
How to Cite: Gunathilake, I.S., Jayarathne, S., Sivasadana, V., Rifath, M. and Weerasinghe, S., 2020. Nonketotic hyperglycemic hemi-chorea – a diagnostic challenge for the treating physician. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 7(2), pp.E118 1–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8288
Published on 27 Oct 2020.

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