chorea minor

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Related to chorea minor: St. Vitus dance, Rheumatic Chorea

Sy·den·ham cho·re·a

a postinfectious chorea appearing several months after a streptococcal infection with subsequent rheumatic fever. The chorea typically involves the distal limbs and is associated with hypotonia and emotional lability. Improvement occurs over weeks or months and exacerbations occur without associated infection recurrence.

chorea minor


(ko-re'a) [Gr. choreia, dance]
Involuntary dancing or writhing of the limbs or facial muscles. choreal (ko-re'al) (ko're-al), adjective

acute chorea

Sydenham chorea.

Bergeron chorea

Electric chorea.

chronic chorea

Huntington chorea.

electric chorea

Sudden, rhythmic, involuntary contractions, in rapid succession, of a group or groups of muscles, starting at an extremity or half of the face, and covering a large part or all of the body. This causes violent movements as if the patient had been stimulated by an electric current. It is usually fatal. Synonym: Bergeron chorea; Dubini disease; spasmus Dubini

epidemic chorea

Dancing mania; uncontrolled dancing. It was manifested in the 14th century in Europe.
Synonym: dancing mania

chorea gravidarum

A form of Sydenham's chorea seen in some pregnant women, usually in those who have had chorea before, esp. in their first pregnancy.
See: Sydenham's chorea

Henoch's chorea

See: Henoch's chorea

hereditary chorea

Huntington's chorea.

Huntington's chorea

See: Huntington's chorea

hyoscine chorea

Movements simulating chorea and sometimes accompanied by delirium, seen in acute scopolamine intoxication.

hysteric chorea

A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.

mimetic chorea

Chorea caused by imitative movements.

chorea minor

Sydenham's chorea.

posthemiplegic chorea

Chorea affecting partially paralyzed muscles subsequent to a hemiplegic attack.

sporadic chorea of the elderly

A mild, usually benign disorder of adults marked by chorea-like movements and mild cognitive deficits. It may be related to Huntington's chorea. See: Huntington's chorea

Sydenham's chorea

See: Sydenham's chorea