Coreoatetose paroxistica familiar: registo de dois casos em uma familia

Coreoatetose paroxistica familiar: registo de dois casos em uma familia

Alternative title Familial paroxysmal choreoathetosis: report of two cases from the same kindship
Author Zukerman, Eliova Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vilanova, Luiz Celso Pereira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Serafico, J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The authors present two cases of a very rare condition known as familial paroxysmal choreoathetosis. The patients, mother and daughter, were 28 and 8 years old and the disease started when they were 6 and 2 year-old, respectively. The paroxystic involuntary movements were generalized, producing speech and gait disturbances, without any impairment of consciousness. The duration of the episodes lasted 30 to 180 minutes. The paroxysmals occasionaly could be triggered by physical stress or alcohol intake. The neurological examination and the electroencephalogram during free intervals were normal. Searching the available literature these twq cases could be classified as belonging to the same form described by Mount and Reback, in 1940.

Os autores relatam duas observações clínicas sendo mãe e filha portadoras de crises de coreoatetose, iniciadas aos 6 e 2 anos de idade com o diagnóstico de entidade rara: a coreoatetose paroxística familiar. São descritas as características clínicas e terapêuticas e são referidos casos na literatura.
Language Portuguese
Date 1983-12-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 41, n. 4, p. 373-376, 1983.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Extent 373-376
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0004-282X1983000400007 (statistics in SciELO)

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