Sydenham's chorea


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Sydenham's chorea:

see choreachorea
or St. Vitus's dance,
acute disturbance of the central nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities. The disease, known also as Sydenham's chorea (not to be confused with Huntington's disease, a hereditary disease of
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Sydenham's chorea

[′sīd·ən‚hamzkə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
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Neurological assessment including cerebral magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of Sydenham's chorea.
Since then there has been investigating the genesis of the autoimmunity caused by this micro-organism and its clinical implications, since it has been associated with the obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's disorder and Sydenham's chorea and with minor evidence it has been related to of hyperactivity disorder with lack of attention, autistic disorder and anorexia nervosa.
The researchers knew that Streptococcus can cause Sydenham's chorea and wondered if the bacteria might also play a role in less severe movement disorders.
Sydenham's chorea, subcutaneous nodules and erythema marginatum were not seen in any of the patients.
Sydenham's chorea is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by sudden, involuntary, arrhythmic, choreic, and purposeless movements.
POST-STREPTOCOCCAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MOVEMENT DISORDERS OR SYDENHAM'S CHOREA SPECTRUM DISORDER
The assay also helps diagnostic labs increase testing sensitivity to streptococcal-based infections, including patients with acute rheumatic fever, acute glomerulonephritis, Sydenham's chorea, scarlet fever, pharyngitis, and other group A illnesses.
However, at the age of 17 years her mother had Sydenham's chorea, which lasted about 1 year.