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.
A number of medications are available to treat the involuntary movements of chorea, including diazepam for mild cases and haloperidol for more severe cases.
Huntington's disease-A rare hereditary disease that causes progressive chorea (jerky muscle movements) and mental deterioration that ends in dementia.
Ballism-like chorea, but the movements are much larger, more explosive and involve more of the arm or leg.
This feature of RF is called Sydenham's chorea or St. Vitus' dance.
Chorea also may affect the hands, feet, trunk, neck, and face.
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.
Among the diseases against which St Vitus is invoked is chorea, also known as St Vitus's Dance.
There is some doubtful evidence of the value of the alkaloid in chorea.