is treated with Haloperidol or sodium valproate for 5 to 6 months.
Table Differential diagnosis for chorea Genetic Huntington's disease, benign hereditary chorea, neuroacanthocytosis, dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy, Wilson's disease, spinocerebellar ataxia, Friedreich's ataxia Rheumatic disorders Sydenham's chorea
, chorea gravidarum Drug-induced/toxicity Neuroleptic drugs, steroids, anticonvulsants, antiparkinson agents, stimulants (amphetamines, cocaine), lithium, dopamine agonists Systemic disorders Systemic lupus erythematosus, thyrotoxicosis, polycythemia vera, hyperglycemia, AIDS, paraneoplastic syndrome Vascular/trauma Cerebral hemorrhage, vasculitis, stroke, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome AIDS: acquired immune deficiency syndrome Source: References 1,2
(SC) was first described in 1686 by Thomas Sydenham.
High prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in patients with Sydenham's chorea
Other disorders with a genetic basis, Huntington's disease, Wilson's disease and acquired motor tics associated with trauma, encephalitis or Sydenham's chorea
, should be considered.
A 19-year-old male with the diagnosis of Sydenham's chorea
and rheumatic heart disease was referred to the cardiology department for the surgical assessment of aortic regurgitation.
Goldman S, Amrom D, Szliwowski HB, Detemmerman D, Goldman S, Bidaut LM, et al Reversible striatal hypermetabolism in a case of Sydenham's chorea
In some cases, rheumatic fever leads to Sydenham's chorea
, a severe movement disorder in which the arms and legs flail about rapidly and uncontrollably
, erythema marginatum & subcutaneous nodules were not seen in any of the patients.
DE BET 17t we wS DEATH JIG BETWEEN the 14th and 17th centuries, millions were struck down by Sydenham's chorea
- which made them dance until they dropped dead Syd wh unt