Hyperglycaemic Hemichorea and Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome in a Patient with HbA1c levels of 19.9%: A Rare and Potentially Reversible Case
  • Mariana Gravato Guerra
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Gonçalo Silva
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Daniela Marado
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Jorge Fortuna
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Armando Carvalho
    Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Keywords

Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome, hyperglycaemic hemichorea

Abstract

Hemichorea is a rare clinical manifestation of type 2 diabetes (DMT2). The patient presents with non-ketotic hyperglycemia, hemichorea (characterized by rapid and involuntary movements of a specific part of the body) and the CT imaging reveals the presence of alterations involving the ganglia of the base.

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    Published: 2019-12-20
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 1 (view)


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    Guerra MG, Silva G, Marado D, Fortuna J, Carvalho A. Hyperglycaemic Hemichorea and Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome in a Patient with HbA1c levels of 19.9%: A Rare and Potentially Reversible Case. EJCRIM 2019;7 doi:10.12890/2019_001305.

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