Generalized chorea due to basal gnglia lacunar infarcts

K. D. Sethi, F. T. Nichols, F. Yaghmai

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Although hemichorea is often ascribed to a vascular lesion, generalized chorea of adult onset is often thought to be due to degenerative diseases. We describe a 74‐year‐old woman with generalized chorea that was diagnosed at autopsy as due to multiple lacunar infarcts in the basal ganglia. Generalized chorea in adults may be caused by vascular disease of the basal ganglia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987


  • Basal ganglia
  • Chorea
  • Lacunar infarcts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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