Treatment of Sydenham's chorea with intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange, or prednisone.

@article{Garvey2005TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of Sydenham's chorea with intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange, or prednisone.},
  author={Marjorie A Garvey and Lisa A Snider and Susan F. Leitman and Rose Werden and Susan E. Swedo},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={424-9}
}
Sydenham's chorea has been established as a postinfectious autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder. Corticosteroids have been used to treat patients with severe disease but are not always effective, and relapses are frequent after cessation. Eighteen subjects were entered into this randomized-entry controlled trial designed to determine if intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange would be superior to prednisone in decreasing the severity of chorea. Mean chorea severity for the entire group… CONTINUE READING

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