Sydenham's chorea: clinical observations from a Brazilian movement disorder clinic.

@article{Tumas2007SydenhamsCC,
  title={Sydenham's chorea: clinical observations from a Brazilian movement disorder clinic.},
  author={V{\'i}tor Tumas and Carla Tanuri Caldas and Antonio Carlos dos Santos and Auro Nobre and Regina Maria França Fernandes},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={276-83}
}
We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 100 patients suffering from Sydenham's chorea (SC). Our analysis revealed a recent, progressive decline in the number of new cases. Onset of SC was frequently reported between 7 and 12 years of age, being more frequent in females. Patients with generalized or severe chorea showed a higher risk of presenting gait abnormalities and behavioral symptoms. Chorea was transitory and remitted within the first 6 months in… CONTINUE READING