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Sydenham's chorea

  1. a form of chorea affecting children, often associated with rheumatic feverNontechnical name: Saint Vitus's dance
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Word Origin

named after T. Sydenham (1624–89), English physician
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sydenham's chorea in Medicine

Sydenham's chorea

  1. 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.Saint Vitus' dance
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