Sydenham's chorea in western Pennsylvania.

  title={Sydenham's chorea in western Pennsylvania.},
  author={Arezoo Zomorrodi and Ellen R. Wald},
  volume={117 4},
OBJECTIVE Chorea is characterized by involuntary, fleeting, irregular, nonrhythmic movements that flow from 1 body region to another. There are many causes of childhood chorea, including cerebrovascular accidents, collagen vascular diseases, drug intoxication, hyperthyroidism, Wilson's disease, Huntington's disease, and infectious agents. Although Sydenham's chorea (SC), a nonsuppurative sequela of group A streptococcal infection, is known to be a common cause of chorea, multiple laboratory and… CONTINUE READING


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