chorea gravidarum


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chorea

 [ko-re´ah]
the ceaseless occurrence of rapid, jerky involuntary movements. adj., adj chore´ic.
acute chorea Sydenham's chorea.
chronic chorea Huntington's chorea.
chorea gravida´rum sydenham's chorea in early pregnancy, with or without a previous history of rheumatic fever.
hereditary chorea (Huntington's chorea) see huntington's chorea.
Sydenham's chorea see sydenham's chorea.

cho·re·a grav·i·da'r·um

Sydenham chorea occurring during pregnancy.

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
See also: chorea
References in periodicals archive ?
Chorea gravidarum, a hyperkinetic disorder is an uncommon condition that encompasses any cause of chorea occurring during pregnancy.
Most patients with chorea gravidarum are young; the average age is 22 years.
The most common movement disorders encountered in pregnancy include Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Chorea Gravidarum (CG), Parkinson's Disease (PD), Essential Tremor (ET) and Huntington's Disease (HD).