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benign familial chorea


Definition: a rare, nonprogressive movement disorder characterized by chorea and athetosis appearing in early childhood, most commonly manifested as gait ataxia and upper limb coordination. Intellect is unaffected. Probably autosomal-dominance inheritance with incomplete penetrance.

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