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Sydenham's chorea

a form of chorea affecting children, often associated with rheumatic fever Nontechnical name Saint Vitus's dance
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named after T. Sydenham (1624–89), English physician
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Sydenham's chorea Syd·en·ham's chorea (sĭd'n-əmz)
An acute toxic or infective disorder of the nervous system, usually associated with acute rheumatic fever, occurring in young persons and characterized by involuntary, irregular, jerky movement of the muscles of the face, neck, and limbs. Also called Saint Vitus' dance.

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