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April 1973

Chorea Associated With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Treatment With Haloperidol

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC
From the Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Neurol. 1973;28(4):276-277. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490220084015

Chorea is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Treatment with haloperidol of such a condition in an 18-year-old woman resulted in a prompt and complete subsidence of symptoms in contrast to previous episodes without haloperidol lasting as long as three months. Recurrent choreiform movements nine months later responded similarly.