Chorea in a patient with cerebral palsy: Treatment with levetiracetam

Authors

  • Maria V. Recio MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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  • Robert A. Hauser MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    2. Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    3. Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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  • Elan D. Louis MD,

    1. GH Sergievsky Center and Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
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  • Harsha Radhashakar DO,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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  • Kelly L. Sullivan MSPH,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    2. Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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  • Theresa A. Zesiewicz MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    2. Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    • Department of Neurology, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC Box 55, Tampa, Fl 33612
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Abstract

We report on the case of an adult cerebral palsy patient who developed severe chorea coincident with a febrile illness from a nonstreptococcal infection. The chorea improved markedly with the use of levetiracetam (LEV, Keppra). © 2005 Movement Disorder Society

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