Introduction: Sydenham chorea


Sydenham chorea: Brain disease causing involuntary movements or spasms.

Sydenham chorea: Sydenham chorea, also called St. Vitus dance, is a childhood movement disorder characterized by rapid, irregular, aimless, involuntary movements of the muscles of the limbs, face, and trunk. The disorder, which is considered a manifestation of rheumatic fever (streptococcal infection), typically has an onset between the ages of 5 and 15. Girls are affected more often than boys. 1

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         Contents for Sydenham chorea:

1. excerpt from NINDS Sydenham Chorea Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: April 8, 2003

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