Definition of Sydenham's chorea in English:

Sydenham's chorea

Syllabification: Sy·den·ham's cho·rea
Pronunciation: /ˈsidnəmz kôˈrēə
 
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noun

  • A form of chorea chiefly affecting children, associated with rheumatic fever. Formerly called St. Vitus's dance.
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    • The criteria list major manifestations that include carditis, erythema marginatum, polyarthritis, subcutaneous nodules, and Sydenham's chorea.
    • Included in this general category is Sydenham's chorea, but it does not lead to carditis.
    • Singer also characterized the evidence for the post-streptococcal infection etiology of PANDAS as circumstantial, and deemed it unproven even for Sydenham's chorea.

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