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Chorea disclosing a polycythemia vera

Authors Liu G, Chang J, Liu Z, Qiang Q, Gu C, Zhang Y, Wei W

Received 15 January 2014

Accepted for publication 24 February 2014

Published 5 April 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 563—565


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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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