A case of senile chorea

Mov Disord. 1990;5(3):251-3. doi: 10.1002/mds.870050313.


Senile chorea, a late-onset, slowly progressive disorder without mental changes, is a poorly characterized entity. It is often thought to represent late-onset Huntington's disease in which the chorea precedes the mental changes and the family history is absent due to parental death before symptoms. The following case differs pathologically from Huntington's disease and from previous reports of senile chorea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging / pathology*
  • Brain / growth & development*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Chorea / pathology
  • Chorea / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans