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Severe chorea after acute carbon monoxide poisoning.
  1. P Davous,
  2. P Rondot,
  3. M H Marion,
  4. B Gueguen


    Ten days after an acute exposure to carbon monoxide, a 33-year-old woman exhibited severe chorea. CT scan revealed bilateral lucencies of the pallidum and anterior arm of the internal capsule. Chorea was successfully treated by chlorpromazine and did not relapse after treatment withdrawal. The mechanism of chorea in acute carbon monoxide poisoning is discussed.

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