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- old-fashioned term for Sydenham's chorea
- ‘The most manifest symptom of St. Vitus's dance is continued involuntary action of the voluntary muscles, to a greater or lesser degree - the extent of the muscles affected, and the intensity of their affection, varying with the severity of the disease.’
- ‘Rheumatic fever is often associated with St. Vitus's Dance. Seven out of ten victims are girls. They are usually "nervous," "high-strung" children to begin with. The disease usually burns itself out in two, three months.’
So named because a visit to St. Vitus's shrine was believed to alleviate the disease.
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