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Dr. Salman Saeed
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Chorea (Overview)

Chorea is a movement disorder characterized by dance-like or writhing movements. Several medical conditions can cause the disorder.


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What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

Chorea: Rheumatic fever is a form of auto-immune reaction of the body to substances contained in the strep which are similar to those in some of our tissues, and the body reacts against those areas, confusing them with the strep. The central nervous system is not exempt from this and chorea is one manifestation of this type of involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Salman Saeed
140 doctors shared insights

Chorea (Overview)

Chorea is a movement disorder characterized by dance-like or writhing movements. Several medical conditions can cause the disorder.


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What sort of disease is chorea?

What sort of disease is chorea?

CHOREA: A term that is used to refer to rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the limbs or face that characterize several different disorders of the nervous system, including chorea of pregnancy and huntington's chorea ( associated to dementia) as well as sydenham's chorea ( associated to rheumatic fever).. ...Read more

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Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

Sorry, no way: Huntington's treatment remains in the realm of symptom control at best, and one of the few products to control the chorea is xenazine, which is now available again. See a movement disorder neurological specialist, as research projects are available. ...Read more

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When should chorea be treated?

Diaganosis first: Chorea is actually a symptom. First, you need to figure out what is causing your chorea. A visit to a neurologist would be prudent. Common causes include genetic disease such as huntington's disease or secondary to a streptococcal infection + fever. Better to evaluate the underlying cause first. ...Read more

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Are there any recent advancements for huntington's chorea treatment?

Huntington disease: There is a new drug approved in 2008 called tetrabenazine for huntington disease and is quite effective medication and low side effect profile. ...Read more

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Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

No real cure: Sydenham described a specific form of chorea associated with strep infections. This can occur with rheumatic fever. Sle and other auto immune disorders can result in chorea or other neurological conditions. For strep it is necessary to give pennicillin. Steroids and embril may help. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Hi does any body know anything about who should get genetic counseling for huntingtons chorea?

Hi does any body know anything about who should get genetic counseling for huntingtons chorea?

Ass below: Best way to find is to see a neurologist, genetic disorder specialist. They have to consider lot of factors before considering expensive genetic testing, particularly for family planning. ...Read more

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What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

See below: There is only one mutated copy of the gene needed for a person to be affected. Each affected person usually has one affected parent. There is a 50% chance that a child will inherit the mutated gene. It is commonly seen in western european descent than asian or africian ones. ...Read more