Chorea Associated with Diabetic Striatopathy in an Elderly Female: A Case Report
Keywords:Diabetic striatopathy, chorea
Diabetic striatopathy is a rare manifestation of diabetes mellitus. The disease commonly affects individuals of Asian descent, female, and the elderly. Patients usually present with hemiballism-hemichorea caused by hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. Prompt recognition of a hyperglycemiainduced hemiballism-hemichorea is essential because the symptoms are reversible with correction of hyperglycemia. Diagnosis is possible based on blood reports and neuroimaging findings.
J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2022; 40: 65-67
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