Hemichorea associated with polycythaemia vera

  title={Hemichorea associated with polycythaemia vera},
  author={Ipek Midi and Hanadi Dib and Mehmet Koeseoglu and Nazire Afşar and Dilek Ince G{\"u}nal},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Chorea is a rare complication of polycythaemia vera. Polycythaemic chorea occurs predominantly in females and usually in generalised form. We present a 66-year-old woman with acute onset hemichorea-ballism with no vascular pathology in the basal ganglia region. A clear relationship was observed between the onset of chorea and worsening of haematological parameters in the patient. After repeated phlebotomies the patient's clinical status was improved. Polycythaemic chorea must be considered… CONTINUE READING