Sydenham's chorea


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Syd·en·ham's chorea

 (sīd′n-əmz)
n.
A nervous disorder occurring chiefly in childhood or during pregnancy, closely associated with rheumatic fever, and characterized by rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the body. Also called Saint Vitus' dance.

[After Thomas Sydenham.]

Sydenham's chorea

(ˈsɪdənəmz)
n
(Pathology) a form of chorea affecting children, often associated with rheumatic fever. Nontechnical name: Saint Vitus's dance
[named after T. Sydenham (1624–89), English physician]
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Noun1.Sydenham's chorea - chorea occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
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Sydenham's chorea

n. Sydenham, corea de; tipo de corea menor o reumática, gen. vista en la infancia causada por una infección estreptococa, y que en su comienzo se manifiesta con contracciones musculares de la cara y brazos.
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Sydenham's chorea occurs as a result of cross-reaction of antistreptococcal antibodies with basal ganglia neurons (10).
Dopamine receptor autoantibodies correlate with symptoms in Sydenham's chorea.
Sydenham's chorea may last from one month to 2 years and usually occurs 2-7 months after streptococcal infection.
The differential diagnosis includes OCD, anorexia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, Tourette syndrome, transienttic disorder, bipolar disorder, Sydenham's chorea, autoimmune encephalitis, systemic autoimmune disease, and Wilson's disease.
The differential diagnosis includes OCD, anorexia nervosa, avoidant/ restrictive food intake disorder, Tourette syndrome, transient tic disorder, bipolar disorder, Sydenham's chorea, autoimmune encephalitis, systemic autoimmune disease, and Wilson's disease.
And he's even more irksome now following his inglorious exit from Strictly Come Dancing - the nation having collectively said, "Nah, nah, nah" to his cha cha cha - a sickly sweet confection of John Inman campery and Sydenham's chorea that put the majority of folk watching at home off their suppers.
BETWEEN the 14th and 17th centuries, millions were struck down by Sydenham's chorea - which made them dance until they dropped dead
Jane Avril's sometimes frenzied dancing had been attributed to St Vitus's Dance (as Sydenham's chorea, which is an after-effect of rheumatic fever, was then called) and she spent a long time in hospital because of that diagnosis; but Sydenham's chorea lasts only a few months.