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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (IJMS)   MARCH 2008 , Volume 33 , Number 1; Page(s) 54 To 56.
 
Paper: 

SYDENHAM'S CHOREA (CASE REPORT)

 
 
Author(s):  REZAEI YAZDI Z.*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, GHAEM HOSPITAL, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Sydenham's chorea is a delayed complication of group Ab haemolytic streptococcal infections and forms one of the major criteria of acute rheumatic fever. It is characterized by chorea, muscular weakness, and a number of neuropsychiatric symptoms. It is considered to be an autoantibody mediated disorder with the evidence suggesting that patients with Sydenham's chorea produce antibodies that cross react with streptococcal, caudate, and subthalamic nuclei. However, documented evidence of previous streptococcal infection is found in only 20%-30% of cases. It has a good prognosis for full recovery so treatment is not warranted in most cases. Following case is a high school student presented with progressive changes in his handwriting during two months before. Chief complaint of this 15-year-old boy was difficulty in writing at classroom. His physics notebook has been shown as interesting figures.
 
Keyword(s): SYDENHAM'S CHOREA, ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER, HANDWRITING
 
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