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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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Dr. Salman Saeed
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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 are the symptoms of huntingston chorea disease?

See definition.: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by chorea, incoordination, cognitive decline, personality changes, and psychiatric symptoms, culminating in immobility, mutism, and inanition. [1] it is an autosomal dominant, trinucleotide repeat disorder that affects men and women equally. It characteristically appears in mid-adult life but can occur at any age. ...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 a cure for huntington chorea disease ?

No: Unfortunately it is a genetically acquired disease & at present there are no curative treatments.Hopefully in the future some genetic manipulation may be possible. ...Read more

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My relative has huntington's chorea disease, what to do?

Genetics: It would be good to have your relative seen by a neurologist as well as a genetic specialist. ...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

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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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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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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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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