Persistent chorea after recurrent hypoglycemia. A case report

Eur Neurol. 1993;33(3):244-7. doi: 10.1159/000116946.


In a 72-year-old woman with a 33-year history of diabetes mellitus bilateral chorea had occurred after a series of hypoglycemic comas at the age of 58. The choreiform movements remained untreated, persisted more than 10 years and inspite of intermittent exaggeration were tolerated by the patient. Except for the hyperkinetic movements, neurological examination of this patient was otherwise normal as was cranial computer tomography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Chorea / physiopathology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / physiopathology*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Huntington Disease / physiopathology
  • Hypoglycemia / physiopathology*
  • Isometric Contraction / physiology
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Pyramidal Tracts / physiopathology
  • Recurrence


  • Blood Glucose