Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
versión impresa ISSN 1699-695X
FRANQUELO MORALES, Pablo; VALERO SERRANO, Beatriz; TOLEDO GOMEZ, Juan Ramón y GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Félix. Chorea induced by Parkinson's disease treatment. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.2, pp.131-134. ISSN 1699-695X.
Chorea is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by brief movements, irregular, rapid and unpredictable changing of a body part to another. It may be hereditary, being Huntington's disease the main cause, or acquired, where drugs represent the most common cause in clinical practice. Levodopa may cause chorea as a complication of prolonged treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease. Its treatment required dose reduction and symptom control in function of the intensity and functional impact of chorea.
Palabras clave : Chorea; Antiparkinson Agents.