Chorea-Ballism as a Manifestation of Decompensated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Chorea and ballism are movement disorders that result from a variety of conditions. Hyperglycemia is an unusual recognized cause of these movement disorders. We report 3 cases of new-onset chorea-ballism induced by nonketotic hyperglycemia in elderly patients, highlighting that chorea may be the first manifestation of undiagnosed decompensated diabetes mellitus.

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