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

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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Chorea (Definition)

Chorea is a movement disorder characterized by dance-like or writhing movements. Several medical conditions ...Read more


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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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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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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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What is chorea?

A movement disorder: Sudden involuntary irregular dance like movements usually affecting the extremities. Causes are multiple, from rheumatic to huntington, s disease(with dementia and family history ) to drug reactions or side effects. See a movement disorder specialist. ...Read more

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What causes huntongton chorea?

Familial: It is an inherited disease. An offspring has 50% chance of inheriting this disorder if one of the parents has this disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests of the disorder "huntingtons disease or hungtingtons chorea" ?

Genetic test: Huntington's disease is due to an autosomal dominant mutation of the huntintin gene. The most definitive diagnosis of this disease is a positive test for this mutation. This genetic testing can be done before symptoms develop, but early diagnosis does not affect the outcome of the disease. Genetic counseling is recommended before testing. ...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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Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Chorea: I presume you mean chorea after a strep infection. While there are no cures, there are medications to manage the chorea. See your doctor who may give suggestions or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more