Sydenham chorea

What is Sydenham chorea?

Sydenham chorea is a neurological manifestation of acute rheumatic fever, symptoms are changes in handwriting, jerky-uncontrollable-purposeless movements look like twitches, abnormal movements disappear during sleep, loss of motor control esp fingers and hand, bouts of inappropriate crying etc.

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year old girl from the cardiology ward developed acute onset of abnormal movements involving her hands and legs. This affected her gait and she...

doctor1 MD

Thank you for your query.
Your questions are very well put.
These are all symptoms of rheumatic fever.
These quasipurposive movements are known...

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Hi, I am 35 Year old now. I am taking penidure injection on every 3 weeks from last 12 years as per Doctor instruction.And doctor informed to...

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Dear patient , the duration of antimicrobial prophylaxis for rheumatic fever in the form of penidura-la injection third weekely after an attack of...

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One of girl had been diagnosed as Rheumatic chorea at the age of 15yrs ,after diagnosis she was under penicillin inj monthly upto 23yrs then doctor...

doctor1 MD

Dear Madam,

Any prolonged medicine can lead to this and even prolonged illness can result in delayed and irregular periods but still I would advise...

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