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Japanese encephalitis: hemichorea

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Japanese encephalitis: hemichorea

This 8-year-old boy had brief, abrupt, irregular, unpredictable, nonstereotyped movements on left side of body. The patient was diagnosed with Japanese encephalitis on the basis of CSF examination. Brain MRI showed characteristic thalamic changes. (Contributed by Dr. Ravindra Kumar Garg.)

Associated Disorders

  • Epilepsy
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Intellectual disability