Aug 1, 1981

An extrapyramidal choreiform syndrome caused by amphetamine addiction

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
H Lundh, K Tunving

Abstract

Four cases are described to demonstrate the extrapyramidal clinical syndrome sometimes appearing in chronic amphetamine users. The symptoms are dominated by choreiform or athetoid movements, ataxia and disturbances of gait. The syndrome develops during amphetamine abuse and may be observed also during abstinence. The symptoms usually disappear within a week when the drug is discontinued, but may remain for years.

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Trichohepatoenteric Syndrome
Amphetamine
Ataxia as Late Effect of Cerebrovascular Disease
Amphetamine Drug Class Measurement
Etiology
Hereditary Chorea
Mydrial
Amphetamines
Ataxia
Substance-Related Disorders

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