oa 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

Volume 29, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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