Ballismus Secondary to Antihistamine Use

Michael James Brockman, Anne Taylor, Farida Eid, Suranjana Dey; MD, Shawn Corcoran; MD


Antihistamine usage is commonplace for alleviating allergy symptoms, though they are not without side-effects. We present a case of antihistamine use precipitating upper and lower extremity ballismus in a patient. We also discuss other case reports which outline similar dopaminergic dysregulation secondary to antihistamine usage, as well as our recommendations for prevention of these symptoms.

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