Research Article

Osteomalacia presenting as chorea.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 19 July 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:136
  1. D J Hosking,
  2. A Williams,
  3. R B Godwin-Austen,
  4. S P Allison


    A 16-year-old epileptic developed chorea. He had osteomalacia, hypocalcaemia, and hyperphosphataemia, which were due not to hypoparathyroidism but to vitamin D deficiency--itself secondary to longstanding dietary deficiency and anticonvulsant drug administration.