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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-138

Paroxysmal Kinesiogenic Choreoathetosis : A Frequently Misdiagnosed Movement Disorder


1 Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, K.G 's Medical College, Lucknow - 226 003, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, K.G 's Medical College, Lucknow - 226 003, India

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Ravindra K Garg
Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, K.G 's Medical College, Lucknow - 226 003
India
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Paroxysmal kinesiogenic choreoathetosis is rare movement disorder, which is frequently misdiagnosed as an epileptic disorder partly because of a good response to anti-epileptic drugs (Phenytoin sodium). At times these patients are mistaken for a conversion reaction. One such case is described.



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