Chorea: Secondary to Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia

  • Krishna A Sundeep Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India
  • Durga Hari Prasad D Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India
  • P Varun Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India
Keywords: Chorea, Hyperglycaemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Ischemia

Abstract

Chorea associated with non-ketotic hyperglycaemia is an uncommon dyskinetic syndrome in uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes. Various theories are postulated, but the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. We report a 70-year-old man suffering from sudden choreodystonic movements and undiagnosed hyperglycaemia.It always marks the importance of screening for diabetes as a cause of acute onset of hyperkinetic disorders.

Author Biographies

Krishna A Sundeep, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India

Resident, Department of General Medicine

Durga Hari Prasad D, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India

Resident, Department of General Medicine

P Varun, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India

Resident, Department of General Medicine

Published
2019-09-23
How to Cite
Sundeep, K., Prasad D, D., & Varun, P. (2019). Chorea: Secondary to Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia. Kerala Medical Journal, 12(3), 67-68. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/568