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Chorea in chronic liver disease (non-Wilsonian

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Chorea in chronic liver disease (non-Wilsonian)

This woman with hepatitis-related chronic liver disease developed chorea in association with impaired liver function. This is an example of non-Wilson hepatolenticular degeneration due to chronic hepatic encephalopathy. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • Acute liver failure
  • Diabetic encephalopathy
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Hepatic coma
  • Hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson disease)
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Portal-systemic encephalopathy
  • Reye syndrome