What Causes Fever In Stroke Patient?

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Definition

Sydenham chorea is a movement disorder that occurs with rheumatic fever.


Alternative Names

St. Vitus dance


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Sydenham chorea is a major sign of acute rheumatic fever. The person may currently or recently have had the disease. Sydenham chorea may be the only sign of rheumatic fever in some patients.

Sydenham chorea occurs most often in girls before puberty, but may be seen in boys.


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