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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can guys or boys get sydenham chorea? why i heard my friend saying it is only present in gals?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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30 years experience
Friend is wrong: Sydenham chorea (sd) is a neurological disorder of childhood resulting from infection via group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (gabhs), the bacterium that causes rheumatic fever. It can happen equally in males and females.

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