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Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Mar;27(3):389-90. Epub 2007 Oct 16.

Chorea as a side effect of gabapentin (Neurontin) in a patient with complex regional pain syndrome Type 1.

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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, NPF Center of Excellence, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. tzesiewi@hsc.usf.edu

Abstract

We report the case of a woman who developed chorea in her neck, trunk, and extremities soon after taking gabapentin as treatment for complex regional pain syndrome Type 1. The chorea lasted for a year and resolved completely within 2 weeks of discontinuing gabapentin.

PMID:
17938990
DOI:
10.1007/s10067-007-0744-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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