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Hemiballism due to stroke, treated with tetrabenazine

Hemiballism due to stroke, treated with tetrabenazine

This elderly woman developed right hemiballism following left subthalamic nucleus infarction and markedly improved with tetrabenazine, a dopamine-depleting drug. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • AIDS with cerebral toxoplasmosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Cerebral venous angioma
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cysticercosis
  • Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Ependymal cyst
  • Familial prion disease
  • Friedreich ataxia
  • Head trauma
  • Hemichorea
  • Huntington disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercoagulable state
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Primary cystic gliomas
  • Sydenham chorea
  • Tuberculous meningitis
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Vertebral artery dissection