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Chorea combined with dystonia, formerly known as athetosis, in cerebral palsy

Athetosis in cerebral palsy

This young woman has cerebral palsy with generalized athetosis that causes pain in her joints and impairs her speech. Occasionally, a few other involuntary movements can be seen. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Ataxia with CoQ10 deficiency
  • Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency
  • Athetosis
  • Ballism
  • Benign developmental movement disorders
  • Benign hereditary chorea
  • Benign idiopathic dystonia of infancy
  • Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus
  • Benign paroxysmal torticollis
  • Bobble-head doll syndrome
  • Bradykinesia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chorea
  • Cortical myoclonus
  • Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy
  • Dopa-responsive dystonia
  • Drug-induced movement disorders
  • Drug-induced myoclonus
  • Essential tremor
  • Familial prion disease
  • Focal dystonia
  • Friedreich ataxia
  • Friedrich ataxia
  • Galactosemia
  • Generalized dystonia
  • Geniospasm
  • Glutaric aciduria
  • Gluten-associated ataxia
  • Hartnup disease
  • Head-nodding
  • Huntington disease
  • Infantile shuddering attacks
  • Jitteriness
  • Juvenile Huntington disease
  • Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Juvenile parkinsonism
  • Leigh syndrome
  • Lesch-Nyhan disease
  • Methylmalonic acidemia
  • Miller-Fischer syndrome
  • Myoclonus-dystonia
  • Neuroacanthocytosis
  • Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation
  • Niemann Pick C
  • Oculogyric crisis
  • Oppenheimer dystonia
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus
  • Paroxysmal exertional dyskinesia
  • Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia
  • Paroxysmal tonic upgaze of infancy
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Physiologic myoclonus
  • Post-infectious chorea
  • Post-pump chorea
  • Postinfectious cerebellitis
  • Postinfectious myoclonus
  • Provisional tic disorder (Transient tic disorder)
  • Refsum disease
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sandifer syndrome
  • Self-stimulatory behavior
  • Spasmus nutans
  • Spinal myoclonus
  • Stereotypies
  • Sydenham chorea
  • Sydenham chorea
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tic disorders
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency
  • Wernicke encephalopathy
  • Wilson disease
  • Withdrawal emergent syndrome