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Acute Rheumatic Fever

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Question: chorea in acute rheumatic fever?? why do u get chorea in acute rheumatic fever

Answer: Sydenham chorea is one of the major signs of acute rheumatic fever. It may be the only sign of rheumatic fever in some patients. If acute rheumatic fever affects the brain, loss of coordination and uncontrolled movement of the limbs and face may occur. These movements are called chorea — from the Greek word "choreia," which means "choral dance." They're also sometimes called Sydenham's chorea, rheumatic chorea or St. Vitus' dance. Chorea occurs in about one in 10 rheumatic fever cases. Chorea usually subsides or disappears within weeks to months. Please see the web page for more details on Sydenham's chorea.

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