Background: Sydenham chorea SC , a major sign of rheumatic fever RF , is related to systemic streptococcal infection and is treated with antibiotics. Recurrence usually occurs within a short interval following the initial event and is considered part of RF. Objective: To evaluate the rate, nature, and course of recurrent SC during an extended follow-up period. Design: Prospective assessment of a cohort of patients with SC who were admitted between and Setting: General community hospital. Methods: Diagnosis of RF was based on the revised Jones criteria.
Predictors of recurrence in Sydenham's chorea: Clinical observation from a single center
Sydenham's chorea - Wikipedia
We report four cases of adult recurrence of Sydenham's chorea SC. The first episodes all followed childhood tonsillopharyngitis. Many years later, subsequent episodes appeared after the triggering circumstances: throat or cutaneous infection, pregnancy, childbirth, contraceptive treatment or stress. Other inflammatory diseases were ruled out and streptococcal serology was weakly positive.
Chorea in Adults
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop when strep throat or scarlet fever isn't properly treated. Strep throat and scarlet fever are caused by an infection with streptococcus strep-toe-KOK-us bacteria. Rheumatic fever most often affects children who are between 5 and 15 years old, though it can develop in younger children and adults. Although strep throat is common, rheumatic fever is rare in the United States and other developed countries.
Sydenham's chorea is an acute but self-limited movement disorder that occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 5 and 15, and occasionally in pregnant women. It is closely associated with rheumatic fever following a throat infection. The disorder is named for Thomas Sydenham — , an English doctor who first described it in