Chorea

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Chorea derives from the Greek word khoros, meaning dance

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Description

Chorea is characterised by irregular, involuntary movements, particularly of the distal limb musculature.

In its mildest form, choreiform movement can be integrated into voluntary movement, and its appearance can therefore be disguised. However, gross changes of limb or body position are seen in the more severe forms.

Differentials

Any disease that can affect basal ganglia:

Investigations

Directed towards suspected cause based on history and examination

Therapy

References