Chorea is a particular type of seizure with abnormal body movements consisting of writhing or twitching movements. The areas affected usually include the arms, legs, or face. Causes include rheumatic fever, Huntington’s Disease, and various other nervous system disorders. Compare other types of seizures such as ataxia, athetosis, and ...

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Summary: Chorea (Greek for 'dance') refers to widespread arrhythmic involuntary movements of a forcible, jerky and restless fashion. It is a random-appearing sequence of one or more discrete involuntary movements or movement fragments. Movements appear random because of variability in timing, duration or location. Each movement may have a ...1

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Causes of chorea include:

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Causes of Chorea

Chorea is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias, which are caused by overactivity of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the areas of the brain that control movement. Chorea is a primary feature of ...2

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Differential Diagnosis of Chorea

Phenylketonuria: Other symptoms of untreated PKU include:

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Causes List for Chorea

Possible causes of Chorea (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it chorea? Another type of movement disorder or seizure symptom? Other similar symptoms include:

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Clinical Features of Chorea

Chorea is characterized by brief, irregular contractions that are not repetitive or rhythmic, but appear to flow from one muscle to the next. Chorea often occurs with athetosis, which adds twisting and writhing movements. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)5 ...

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Treatments for Chorea

Is there any treatment? There is no standard course of treatment for chorea. Treatment depends on the type of chorea and the associated disease. Treatment for Huntington's disease is supportive, while treatment for Syndenham's chorea usually involves antibiotic drugs to ...6

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  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN001874/ 
  2. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ chorea/ chorea.htm
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Phenylketonuria/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ chorea/ chorea.htm
  6. ibid.

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