Chorea in fifty consecutive patients with rheumatic fever.

  title={Chorea in fifty consecutive patients with rheumatic fever.},
  author={Francisco Eduardo Costa Cardoso and Crema Eduardo and Ana Paula Silva and Cleonice de Carvalho Coelho Mota},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={12 5},
Rheumatic fever (RF) remains a significant public health problem in developing countries. Although its incidence has been declining in developed areas, several outbreaks of RF have been identified in the United States since 1985. To study the prevalence and clinical features of Sydenham's chorea (SC), a well-recognized expression of RF, we examined 50 consecutive patients with RF seen at our Pediatric Cardiology Clinic. Chorea was rated on a scale of 0-4 (0 = no chorea; and 4 = severe chorea… CONTINUE READING