Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Chorea

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Chorea, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Chorea. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Chorea. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Chorea includes:

Chorea as a complication: Other conditions that might have Chorea as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Chorea as a complication includes:

Chorea as a symptom: Conditions listing Chorea as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: Chorea may be inherited, or the consequence of an earlier infection or autoimmune disease. The disorder is most commonly associated with Huntington's disease (or Huntington's chorea) and Sydenham's chorea (an inflammatory reaction sometimes occurring after a streptococcal infection), although it may be associated with other conditions as well. 1

1. excerpt from NINDS Chorea Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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