Choreoathetosis is the occurrence of involuntary movements in a combination of chorea (irregular migrating contractions) and athetosis (twisting and writhing).

Choreoathetosis
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It is caused by many different diseases and agents. It is a symptom of several diseases, including Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, phenylketonuria, and Huntington disease.

Choreoathetosis is also a common presentation of dyskinesia as a side effect of levodopa-carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson disease.[1]

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  1. ^ "28". Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (Eleventh ed.). McGraw Hill Medical. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-07-160405-5.



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