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Vol. 23 - Num. 92

Clinical Reviews

Adolescent with acute-onset chorea: on the subject of a forgotten entity

Alberto Muñoz Ramosa, Ana Arias Felipea, Marta Flores Fernándezb, Sara Vila Bedmarc

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bSección de Cardiología. Instituto Pediátrico del Corazón. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
cSección de Neuropediatría. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: S Vila . E-mail: vilabed@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Muñoz Ramos A, Arias Felipe A, Flores Fernández M, Vila Bedmar S. Adolescent with acute-onset chorea: on the subject of a forgotten entity. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2021;23:417-9.

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Abstract

Sydenham’s chorea, with a documented relationship with group A streptococcal infections, is the one of the most common acquired movement disorder of adolescence. However, rheumatic fever´s incidence is significantly lower than years ago. The clinical picture is very characteristic, and its recognition is essential in order to improve the prognostic starting an specific treatment as soon as possible.

Keywords

ASLO Chorea Psychomotor agitation Rheumatic fever

 

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