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Thyrotoxicosis Resulting in Unilateral Upper Limb Chorea and Ballismus

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 June 2021

Ronda Lun*
Affiliation:
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Margaret Moores
Affiliation:
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tiago Mestre
Affiliation:
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ari Breiner
Affiliation:
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Methods Centre, University of Ottawa School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
*
Correspondence to: Ronda Lun, MD, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Email: rlun@toh.ca

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