Non-ketotic hyperglycaemic hemichorea

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Alqudah


One-day history of right hemichorea and athetosis, on a background of diabetes mellitus.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Asymmetrically hyperdense left putamen is seen.

Case Discussion

This patient has a long history of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, presented to the emergency department with right hemichorea and athetosis. Gluco-check at the emergency department showed glucose of more than 600, suggestive of non-ketotic hyperglycaemia.

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Case information

rID: 51120
Published: 4th Feb 2017
Last edited: 19th Sep 2018
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