Hemichorea-hemiballismus may respond to topiramate

Erika Driver-Dunckley, Virgilio Gerald H. Evidente

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Topiramate is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant that is now widely used for adult and pediatric epilepsy. In a singular case, topiramate was recently reported to benefit vascular hemichorea-hemiballismus. The authors describe three cases of hemichorea-hemiballismus, one of vascular etiology and two of metabolic etiology, effectively treated with topiramate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neuropharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2005


  • Hemiballismus
  • Hemichorea
  • Topiramate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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