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Psychopharmacologia

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 311–312 | Cite as

Treatment of Sydenham's chorea with a combination of l-Dopa and a peripheral Dopa decarboxylase inhibitor

  • A. Spissu
  • G. U. Corsini
  • F. Marrosu
  • A. Mangoni
  • G. L. Gessa
Human Pharmacology

Abstract

Two male patients suffering from Sydenham's chorea were treated with a combination of l-Dopa and a peripheral decarboxylase inhibitor. This treatment markedly reduced in one patient and totally suppressed in the other the abnormal involuntary movements present in this disease.

Key words

Sydenham's chorea l-Dopa MK 486 HVA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Spissu
    • 1
  • G. U. Corsini
    • 1
  • F. Marrosu
    • 1
  • A. Mangoni
    • 1
  • G. L. Gessa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nervous and Mental DiseasesUniversity of CagliariItaly
  2. 2.Institute of PharmacologyItaly

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