Inconsistent response to divalproex sodium in hemichorea/ hemiballism

Kapil D. Sethi, Bipin P. Patel

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Abstract

We report 6 patients with hemichorea/hemiballism of vascular origin who were treated with divalproex sodium (Depakote). Four of 6 responded initially. Marked improvement was seen in 2 patients only and in 1 of these hemiballism recurred despite continuing therapy. Divalproex sodium is not uniformly effective in the treatment of hemichorea/hemiballism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1630-1631
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume40
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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