Hemiballismus: changes in cerebrospinal fluid.


Journal Article

Concentrations of serotonin metabolite, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), and dopamine metabolites, homovanillic acid (HVA) and 3,4-dihydroxy-phenylacetic acid (DOPAC), were measured in the samples of cerebrospinal fluid of 5 patients with acute hemiballismus. The only significant change was the increased content of HVA compared to controls. This finding support the hypothesis on the increased dopamine turnover in hemiballismus and provide a rational basis for the present treatment with antidopaminergic agents.

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Cited Authors

  • Kostic, V; Djuricic, B; Paschen, W

Published Date

  • August 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 117

PubMed ID

  • 2459894

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2459894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1600-0404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-6314

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1988.tb03631.x


  • eng