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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(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 choreaSydenham chorea.
Bergeron choreaElectric chorea.
chronic choreaHuntington 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
Dancing mania; uncontrolled dancing. It was manifested in the 14th century in Europe.Synonym: dancing mania
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 choreaSee: Henoch's chorea
hereditary choreaHuntington's chorea.
Huntington's choreaSee: Huntington's chorea
Movements simulating chorea and sometimes accompanied by delirium, seen in acute scopolamine intoxication.
A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.
Chorea caused by imitative movements.
chorea minorSydenham's 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