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St Vitus Dance - Sydenham's chorea

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Sydenham's Chorea (aka St Vitus Dance) - Strep. Pyogenes -> pharyngitis --> RHEUMATIC FEVER


Sydenham's Chorea--- AKA "St. Vitus Dance". Non-fatal temporary condition in children that can occur as a complication w/ Rheumatic fever.


Sydenham's Chorea - is an acute but self-limited movement disorder that occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 5 and 15, and occasionally in pregnant women. It is closely associated with rheumatic fever following a throat infection. The disorder is named for Thomas Sydenham (1624–1689), an English doctor who first described it in 1686...


Thomas Sydenham , studied medicine at Oxford. He became the undisputed master of the English medical world and was known as 'The English Hippocrates’. Among his many achievements was the discovery of a disease, Sydenham's Chorea, also known as St Vitus Dance.