Acute, sustained chorea in children after supratherapeutic dosing of amphetamine-derived medications.

@article{Ford2012AcuteSC,
  title={Acute, sustained chorea in children after supratherapeutic dosing of amphetamine-derived medications.},
  author={Jonathan B. Ford and Timothy E. Albertson and Kelly P. Owen and Mark E. Sutter and William B McKinney},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={216-8}
}
Amphetamine-derived medications are being prescribed with increasing frequency to younger pediatric patients to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although choreiform movements were reported in adults with amphetamine abuse and in those under therapeutic treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, previous literature concerning the pediatric population is spare. We describe two children who developed chorea after ingesting amphetamine-derived medications prescribed to… CONTINUE READING
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