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Vitus’ dance”, see Dancing mania.

Other neurologic symptoms include behavior change, dysarthriagait disturbance, loss of fine and gross motor control with resultant deterioration of sdenham, headacheslowed cognition, facial grimacing, fidgetiness and hypotonia. Indeed, the British Medical Association reported the peak age between 11 and 15 years. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Management of comorbid psychopathologies are important, as the condition is very distressing for the child and the family.


Secondary prophylaxis with long-term penicillin is primarily given to protect the heart; whether it prevents relapses of SC is still debatable [ Berrios et al.

Sydenham’s chorea

Br Med J i: A search in NLM Gateway http: There are few large clinically controlled trials. The American Journal of Psychiatry. It is not recommended in children less than 3 years old. Endocarditis infective endocarditis Subacute bacterial endocarditis non-infective endocarditis Libman—Sacks endocarditis Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis. Recommendations for optimal management remain inconsistent and are hampered by the side effects from pharmacotherapy.

Children with SC have elevated serum antineuronal antibody titres [ Swedo, ]. In South Africa there is increasing surveillance and intent cora prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Sydenham’s chorea – Wikipedia

Every child ds SC must be notified and must undergo echocardiography [ Robertson et al. Penicillin remains the antibiotic of choice [ Cilliers, ]. Streptococcus iniae Cutaneous Streptococcus iniae infection. Sydenham’s chorea SC or chorea minor historically and traditionally referred to as St Vitus ‘ dance is a disorder characterized by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements primarily affecting the face, hands and feet.

This is largely based on anecdotal evidence but it is common clinical practice.

Recent figures quote the incidence of Acute Rheumatic Fever as 0. Supportive psychotherapy and family therapy is recommended. Non-neurologic manifestations of acute rheumatic fever are carditisarthritiserythema marginatumand subcutaneous nodules.


The clinical features of SC include both neurological dw and psychiatric disorders. SC is the commonest form of acquired chorea. Graded quality of evidence and recommendations were not achieved. If a streptococcus infection is suspected, tests will be done to confirm the infection.

Symptomatic treatments act via these neurotransmitters [ Edgar, ].

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Such progress was promoted by the availability of large series of clinical data provided by newly founded paediatric hospitals. The presence of antibodies reactive with neuronal tissue in the serum of patients with SC indicates that the condition is a humorally mediated autoimmune condition [ Paz et al.

Mycoplasmataceae Ureaplasma urealyticum Ureaplasma infection Mycoplasma genitalium Mycoplasma pneumoniae Mycoplasma pneumonia.

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