Sydenham's chorea, also known as chorea minor and historically and occasionally referred to as St Vitus' dance, is a disorder characterized by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements primarily affecting the face, hands and feet.
- Chorea minor, St Vitus' dance
Chorea (or choreia, occasionally) is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias.The term chorea is derived from the Ancient Greek: χορεία ("dance"; see choreia), as the quick movements of the feet or hands are comparable to dancing.
Chorea (sometimes called Choreia) is the name for a set of symptoms caused by some neurological conditions.The word "chorea" comes from Greek, where it means "dance".People with chorea move without being able to control those movements.
Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder. It affects the brain and gets worse over time. This can lead to problems with moving, memory loss as well as thinking skills. Lastly, it also causes changes in behavior. Chorea is one of the main symptoms of Huntington's disease. On average, the disease leads to death about fifteen years after the ...
A term that is used to refer to rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the limbs or face that characterize several different disorders of the nervous system, including chorea of pregnancy and Huntington's chorea as well as Sydenham's chorea.
Oct 31, 2019 · chorea (countable and uncountable, plural choreas or choreae or choreæ) An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus . ( medicine ) Any of the various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance .
Mar 27, 2019 · Chorea is a primary feature of Huntington's disease, a progressive, hereditary movement disorder that appears in adults, but it may also occur in a variety of other conditions. Sydenham's chorea occurs in a small percentage (20 percent) of children and adolescents as a complication of rheumatic fever. Chorea can also be induced by drugs ...
Aug 16, 2019 · Chorea is a movement disorder that causes involuntary, unpredictable body movements. Chorea symptoms can range from minor movements, such as fidgeting, to severe uncontrolled arm and leg movements.
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There is a wide range of seemingly unrelated causes, from pregnancy (chorea gravidarum) to inherited forms such as Huntington’s disease and benign hereditary chorea, infection/immune-related such as Sydenham’s chorea and systemic lupus erythematosus, focal vascular lesions in the basal ganglia, drugs such as levodopa, neuroleptics and oral ...
Redan på 1500-talet hade sjukdomen beskrivits som danssjuka (chorea av grekiska choreia, dans) på grund av de ofrivilliga rörelser den kan medföra. Länge kallades den Huntingtons chorea eller Chorea Huntington. Kända personer med sjukdomen. Folksångaren Woody Guthrie avled i Huntingtons sjukdom.
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