St. Vitus' dance


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St. Vitus' dance

Another name for Sydenham's chorea. St. Vitus was a fourth-century martyr who became the patron saint of dancers and actors during the Middle Ages. He was also invoked for protection against nervous disorders, epilepsy, and the disease that bears his name.
Mentioned in: Sydenham's Chorea
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