This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Sydenham's chorea

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Sydenham's chorea is a self-limiting disorder of movement occuring most frequently in association with rheumatic fever. It occurs mainly in females, with onset between the ages of 5 and 15 or during pregnancy. The onset is generally 2 to 6 months after streptococcal infection.

ESR and antistreptolysin O titres are usually normal; this is because the episodes occur long after the original infection.

Symptoms usually last for 3-6 months. Occasionally symptoms last for up to 1 year.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.