It is possible that the main title of the report Sydenham Chorea is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- chorea minor
- rheumatic chorea
- St. Vitus dance
- Sydenham disease
Sydenham chorea is a rare neurological disorder characterized by rapid, involuntary, purposeless movements, especially of the face, feet and hands. Additional symptoms may include muscle weakness and emotional or behavioral problems. Sydenham chorea most often affects children and adolescents. Sydenham chorea usually develops following Streptococcal infection and may occur as an isolated finding or as a major complication of acute rheumatic fever. The movement disorder is considered an autoimmune disorder, meaning it occurs when the body's immune system (which normally responds to a foreign substance) mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
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