One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of chorea chiefly affecting children, associated with rheumatic fever.Formerly called St Vitus's dance
- ‘He was afflicted by Sydenham's Chorea.’
- ‘The criteria list major manifestations that include carditis, erythema marginatum, polyarthritis, subcutaneous nodules, and Sydenham's chorea.’
- ‘Singer also characterized the evidence for the post-streptococcal infection etiology of PANDAS as circumstantial, and deemed it unproven even for Sydenham's chorea.’
- ‘Included in this general category is Sydenham's chorea, but it does not lead to carditis.’
- ‘Sydenham's chorea is self-limited, occurs in no more than 5 percent of patients, and typically lasts two to three months.’
- ‘Sydenham's chorea is characterized by abrupt, purposeless, nonrhythmic, involuntary movements; muscular weakness; and emotional disturbances’
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