Chorea Sentence Examples
It is on clinical grounds that beriberi, scarlet fever, measles, &c., are recognized as belonging to the same class, and evolving in phases which differ not in intimate nature but in the more superficial and inessential characters of time, rate and polymorphism; and the impression is gaining strength that acute rheumatism belongs to the group of the infections, certain sore throats, chorea and other apparently distinct maladies being terms of this series.
Nervous phenomena, such as chorea and epileptic seizures, have been attributed to the presence of the tapeworm.
There is some doubtful evidence of the value of the alkaloid in chorea.
The oxide has been given in epilepsy and chorea.
Among the diseases against which St Vitus is invoked is chorea, also known as St Vitus's Dance.Advertisement
For the neuralgia and anaemia following malaria, for rheumatoid arthritis, for chorea and also asthma and hay fever, it is constantly prescribed with excellent results.
This feature of RF is called Sydenham's chorea or St. Vitus' dance.
A number of medications are available to treat the involuntary movements of chorea, including diazepam for mild cases and haloperidol for more severe cases.
There appears to be a closer connection between Sydenham's chorea, which is a movement disorder, and GABHS infections than between tic disorders and these infections.
Chorea also may affect the hands, feet, trunk, neck, and face.Advertisement
Ballism-like chorea, but the movements are much larger, more explosive and involve more of the arm or leg.
Huntington's disease-A rare hereditary disease that causes progressive chorea (jerky muscle movements) and mental deterioration that ends in dementia.