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Chorea

Chorea: Introduction

Chorea: Chorea is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary spasmodic movements of the body. Movements are jerky and arrhythmic, and may involve ... more about Chorea.

Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chorea is available below.

Symptoms of Chorea

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Chorea?

Chorea: Related Patient Stories

Chorea: Deaths

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Types of Chorea

Causes of Chorea

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Disease Topics Related To Chorea

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Chorea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chorea

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see ...read more »

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Chorea: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Chorea

Chorea: Animations

Prognosis for Chorea

Prognosis for 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)

Research about Chorea

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Clinical Trials for Chorea

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Chorea

Chorea: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Chorea

Chorea is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary spasmodic movements of the body. Movements are jerky and arrhythmic, and may involve the whole body. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Chorea Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Chorea:

Ceaseless occurrence of rapid, highly complex jerky movements that appear to be well coordinated but are performed involuntarily. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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