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Title The differential diagnosis of chorea / edited by Ruth H. Walker
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 452 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : an approach to the patient with chorea / Ruth H. Walker -- Functional anatomy of chorea / Jonathan W. Mink -- Huntington disease / Rebecca M. Gilbert and Steven Frucht -- Benign hereditary chorea / Octavian R. Adam and Joseph Jankovic -- Huntington's disease-like 2 / Dobrila D. Rudnicki and Russell L. Margolis -- Chorea-acanthocytosis / Benedikt Bader, Adrian Danek, and Ruth H. Walker -- McLeod syndrome / Hans H. Jung -- Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation / Penelope Hogarth and Susan Hayflick -- Neuroferritinopathy / Alisdair McNeill and Patrick F. Chinnery -- Aceruloplasminemia / Frank Skidmore
Chorea in prion diseases / Nayana Lahiri, Simon Mead, and Sarah J. Tabrizi -- Chorea in inherited ataxias / Guilherme G. Riccioppo Rodrigues and Jennifer G. Goldman -- Inherited metabolic diseases causing chorea in childhood / Donald L. Gilbert -- Medication-induced chorea / Marta San Luciano and Rachel Saunders-Pullman -- Metabolic causes of chorea / S. Elizabeth Zauber and Katie Kompoliti -- Structural causes of chorea / Nora L. Chan and Winona Tse -- Sydenham chorea / Esther Cubo -- Paraneoplastic and other autoimmune choreas / Michael H. Pourfar -- Paroxysmal chorea / Camilla Kilbane -- Psychiatric aspects of the neurodegenerative choreas / Mark Walterfang, Andrew Evans, and Dennis Velakoulis -- Psychogenic chorea / John C. Morgan, Shyamal H. Mehta, and Kapil D. Sethi -- Treatment of chorea / Brandon Barton and Kathleen M. Shannon
Summary The involuntary movement disorder known as chorea can be due to a wide variety of neurological conditions, both genetic and acquired. This volume provides a comprehensive account of these conditions. While Huntington's disease is the prototypic inherited chorea, with the development of the genetic test for this disorder it has become apparent that a small but significant proportion of patients with this phenotype do not have this diagnosis. Although less common than Huntington's disease, it is vital to correctly diagnose these patients with advances in molecular medicine, it is now easier to i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chorea -- Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential.
Chorea -- diagnosis
Chorea -- complications
Chorea -- etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Diagnosis, Differential
Form Electronic book
Author Walker, Ruth H
ISBN 9780199742479