What looks like Huntington’s disease but isn’t?

Sanjay S. Iyer, John C. Morgan, Jason Speir, Kapil Dev Sethi

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Abstract

CASE PRESENTATION A 41-year-old African-American woman presented with a 'nervous condition' that had begun approximately 2 years previously. Her family described her as constantly moving, fidgety, jerky, and unable to sit still. The abnormal jerks also complicated her gait. They also reported a gradual personality change over 2 years, citing new episodes of impulsivity and rage. She was a college graduate and had worked in a supervisory position. She reported that her job performance had deteriorated because of difficulties with memory and multitasking. She eventually had to move into her mother's apartment and relinquish control of her finances because of multiple mistakes she had made with bills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders
Subtitle of host publication100 Instructive Cases
PublisherCRC Press
Pages309-312
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008454
ISBN (Print)1841845248, 9781841845241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Iyer, S. S., Morgan, J. C., Speir, J., & Sethi, K. D. (2008). What looks like Huntington’s disease but isn’t? In Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases (pp. 309-312). CRC Press.