Published: 11 June 2016
Author(s): Inbal Shafran, Gahl Greenberg, Ehud Grossman, Avshalom Leibowitz
Issue: June 2016
Section: Original Article

Diabetic striatopathy (DS) is a rare complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The syndrome appears in patients with uncontrolled DM and is characterized by abrupt onset of movement disorder, mainly hemichorea and accompanied by specific findings on brain imaging. It is believed that DS is unique to the Asian population and affects mainly elderly women with uncontrolled DM.

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