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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The Egyptian study postulated that high levels of ASO titer in acute carditis may be due to the time gap between the infection and the onset of carditis, which results in the titers reaching its peak level and in contrast in patients with rheumatic chorea the long time gap between infection and onset of chorea results in a decline in the ASO titer.
The clinical signs of rheumatic chorea such as 'milkmaid grip', darting tongue and the pronator sign were present.
Considering the child's epidemiological background, a diagnosis of rheumatic chorea was considered and she was investigated accordingly.