Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
BECKER, Nilson et al. Non-choreic movement disorders as initial manifestations of Huntington's disease. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.2b, pp. 402-405. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000300007.
We describe seven patients with genetically confirmed Huntington's disease (HD) who had non-choreic movement disorders as presenting symptoms or signs. Patients with movement disorders other than chorea in the early stages tended to have larger CAG trinucleotide repeat expansion in comparison with more "typical" HD patients.
Keywords : Huntington's disease; movement disorders; chorea.