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A rare case of movement disorder in Intensive Care Unit

Amit Gupta, Vikas Sikri, Alok Jain

Keywords : Dilapidating, hemichorea-hemiballismus, movement disorder, refractory

Citation Information : Gupta A, Sikri V, Jain A. A rare case of movement disorder in Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (10):605-607.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.192055

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Hemichorea-hemiballismus syndrome (HCHB represents a peculiar form of hyperkinetic movement disorder with varying degrees of chorea and/or ballistic movements on one side of body. The patients are conscious of their environment but unable to control the movements. HCHB is a rare occurrence in acute stroke patients. Patients with sub-cortical strokes are more prone to develop movement disorders than with cortical stroke. We report one such interesting case here posing difficulties in management and intensive care of the patient. The patient remained refractory to all the drugs described in literature, and adequate control of the hyperkinetic movements could be achieved only with continuous intravenous sedation.

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