Basic Summary for Chorea


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Main name of condition: Chorea


What is Chorea?
  Brief description of Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms.
  Parent types of Chorea: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Chorea: brain, muscles
  Types of Chorea: Huntington's Chorea, Sydenham chorea, Drug-induced chorea
How serious is Chorea?
  Prognosis of Chorea: The prognosis for individuals with chorea varies depending on the type of chorea and the associated disorder. Huntington's disease is a hereditary, progressive and fatal neurological disorder. Syndenham's chorea is treatable and curable. 1
What causes Chorea?
  Causes of Chorea: see causes of Chorea
What are the symptoms of Chorea?
  Symptoms of Chorea: see symptoms of Chorea
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Chorea: see treatments for Chorea
Society issues for Chorea
  Hospitalization statistics for Chorea: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chorea:
  • 0.0001% (7) of hospital consultant episodes were for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.1% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0002% (86) of hospital bed days were for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Chorea Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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