Chorea and contraceptives

Case report with PET study and review of the literature

L. Vela, George N Sfakianakis, Deborah O Heros, W. Koller, Carlos Singer

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Abstract

Chorea is a well-recognized but rare complication of oral contraceptive use. A 27-year-old woman developed right hemichorea while taking an oral contraceptive (OC). No other causes of chorea were found. A positron emission tomography (PET) study with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose demonstrated a dense focus of increased glucose metabolism involving the body of the left caudate nucleus. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a PET study in a patient with OC-induced chorea in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid antibodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

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Chorea
Oral Contraceptives
Contraceptive Agents
Positron-Emission Tomography
Women's Rights
Antiphospholipid Antibodies
Caudate Nucleus
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Glucose

Keywords

  • Chorea
  • Estrogens
  • Oral contraceptives
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Chorea and contraceptives : Case report with PET study and review of the literature. / Vela, L.; Sfakianakis, George N; Heros, Deborah O; Koller, W.; Singer, Carlos.

In: Movement Disorders, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.03.2004, p. 349-352.

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Vela, L. ; Sfakianakis, George N ; Heros, Deborah O ; Koller, W. ; Singer, Carlos. / Chorea and contraceptives : Case report with PET study and review of the literature. In: Movement Disorders. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 349-352.
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