Movement Disorders in Cerebrovascular Disease


  • ประวีณ โล่ห์เลขา สาขาวิชาอายุรศาสตร์ คณะแพทยศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์


Movement disorders, cerebrovascular disease, stroke, parkinsonism, chorea, tremor


Movement disorders secondary to cerebrovascular diseases are common and differ from their idiopathic or genetic disease in terms of clinical presentation, natural history, prognosis, and treatment. They occur frequently when the lesions involve the basal ganglia, thalamus, cerebellum, or their connections. Poststroke movement disorders can manifest in a wide range of movement disorders including parkinsonism, chorea, ballism, athetosis, dystonia, tremor, myoclonus, and transient paroxysmal hyperkinesia. Also, they can occur as a presenting symptom immediately after stroke or appear as a later manifestation. Despite the low tendency to resolve and difficulty in treatment, the recognition of movement disorders in the setting of cerebrovascular disease is important in lesion localization and suggesting an underlying etiology.


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โล่ห์เลขา ป. Movement Disorders in Cerebrovascular Disease. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 14 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];15(3):139-46. Available from:



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