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Diseases » Chorea » Summary
 

What is Chorea?

What is Chorea?

  • Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms.
  • Chorea: ceaseless occurrence of rapid, highly complex jerky movements that appear to be well coordinated but are performed involuntarily.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Chorea: any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Chorea: Introduction

Types of Chorea:

Types of Chorea:

Broader types of Chorea:

How serious is Chorea?

Prognosis of Chorea: The prognosis for individuals with chorea varies depending on the type of chorea and the associated disorder. Huntington's disease is a hereditary, progressive and fatal neurological disorder. Syndenham's chorea is treatable and curable. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Chorea Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Chorea?

Causes of Chorea: see causes of Chorea

What are the symptoms of Chorea?

Symptoms of Chorea: see symptoms of Chorea

Chorea: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chorea.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chorea.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chorea: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chorea.
Treatments for Chorea: see treatments for Chorea
Research for Chorea: see research for Chorea

Society issues for Chorea


Hospitalization statistics for Chorea: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chorea:

  • 0.0001% (7) of hospital consultant episodes were for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for drug-induced chorea required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for drug-induced chorea in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Chorea:

Organs and body systems related to Chorea include:

Name and Aliases of Chorea

Main name of condition: Chorea

Other names or spellings for Chorea:

Choreiform movement, Choreoathetoid movements, Choreoathetosis, Athetosis Source - Diseases Database

Chorea: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chorea:

 

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