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Transient ischemic attacks presenting as hemiballism.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
11
Pages
1399–1401
Identifiers
PMID: 14639694
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hemiballism is continuous, nonpatterned involuntary movement characterized by irregular, coarse, flinging movement involving the limbs on one side. Hemiballism is most commonly caused by stroke. However, very rarely a transient ischemic attack (TIA) presents as hemiballism. We describe 2 such patients with hemiballism presenting as TIA.

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