Tetrabenazine in the treatment of severe pediatric chorea

Anjan Catterjee, Steven J. Frucht

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Abstract

Tetrabenazine (TBZ) is widely used to treat adults with hyperkinetic movement disorders; however, published experience with the drug in pediatric patients is limited. We report on 5 children with severe chorea who were treated with TBZ. TBZ effectively controlled chorea in 4 patients, and despite the need for relatively high doses, it was well tolerated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-706
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Chorea
  • Tetrabenazine

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