Sydenham's chorea

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Syd·​en·​ham's chorea | \ ˈsi-də-nəmz- How to pronounce Sydenham's chorea (audio) \
variants: or Sydenham chorea

Definition of Sydenham's chorea

: a chorea chiefly of children and adolescents that occurs following Group A streptococcal infection and is mainly a neurological manifestation of rheumatic fever and that is characterized especially by involuntary movements of the face, arms, legs, and trunk

called also Saint Vitus' dance

First Known Use of Sydenham's chorea

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Sydenham's chorea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sydenham%27s%20chorea. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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Sydenham's chorea

noun
Syd·​en·​ham's chorea | \ ˈsid-ᵊn-əmz- How to pronounce Sydenham's chorea (audio) \
variants: or Sydenham chorea

Medical Definition of Sydenham's chorea

: a chorea chiefly of children and adolescents that occurs following Group A streptococcal infection and is mainly a neurological manifestation of rheumatic fever and that is characterized especially by involuntary movements of the face, arms, legs, and trunk

called also Saint Vitus' dance

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