Chorea disclosing a polycythemia vera

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Liu GD ; Chang J ; Liu ZJ ; Qiang Q ; Gu CH ; Zhang YY ; Wei WS (2014)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
  • Journal: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, volume 10, pages 563-565 (issn: 1176-6328, eissn: 1178-2021)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3982977, doi: 10.2147/NDT.S60694
  • Subject: Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | polycythemia vera | Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment | elderly | RC321-571 | RC346-429 | Case Report | chorea | JAK2

Guidong Liu, Jie Chang, Zhijun Liu, Qiang Qiang, Chunhui Gu, Yingying Zhang, Wenshi Wei Department of Neurology, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China Abstract: Chorea is a rare complication of polycythemia. We report the case of a 70 year-old woman whose polycythemia vera (PV), with Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2) mutation, presented as chorea. Chorea resolved quickly after hydroxyurea therapy. Keywords: chorea, polycythemia vera, elderly, JAK2
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