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Bilateral Chorea Associated with Acute Caudate Nucleus Infarctions

  • Yang Qu (a1), Hang Jin (a1), Zhen-Ni Guo (a2), Fu-Liang Zhang (a1), Jia Liu (a3), Hai-Qiang Qin (a4) and Yi Yang (a1) (a2)...


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Correspondence to: Yi Yang, Stroke Center, Neuroscience Center & Clinical Trial and Research Center for Stroke, Department of Neurology, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Xinmin Street 71#, 130021, Changchun, Jilin, China. Emails:;


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