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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 152-154

Gabapentin-induced hemichorea in a young female: A case report and literature review

1 Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, HMC, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, HMC, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ali Rahil
Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_44_18

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Chorea caused by gabapentin has been reported in the literature. Chorea is very distressing to patients and causes significant morbidity. We need to be aware that such a symptom can be directly caused by drugs such as gabapentin. This would prevent overinvestigating such cases and expedite patient recovery. In this study, we report a case of a young female who developed hemichorea shortly after taking a small dose of gabapentin for shoulder pain and resolved within a few days after discontinuing the drug. We have also performed a literature review of all cases of gabapentin-induced chorea.

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