n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Post-streptococcal neuropsychiatric movement disorders or Sydenham's chorea spectrum disorder : an update on management : more about ... paediatric neurology
|Article Title||Post-streptococcal neuropsychiatric movement disorders or Sydenham's chorea spectrum disorder : an update on management : more about ... paediatric neurology|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Kathleen G. Walker and Jo Wilmshurst|
|Publication Date||Apr 2011|
|Pages||169 - 170|
|Keyword(s)||Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town|
Sydenham's chorea (SC) was first described in 1686 by Thomas Sydenham. It is a major criterion for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and its presence alone is sufficient to make this diagnosis. Up to 60% of people who present with SC will later develop rheumatic heart disease.
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