Causes of Sydenham chorea
List of causes of Sydenham chorea
Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions
(see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Sydenham chorea)
that could possibly cause Sydenham chorea includes:
Causes of Sydenham chorea (Diseases Database):
The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Sydenham chorea
that are listed by the Diseases Database:
Source: Diseases Database
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Sydenham chorea: Related Medical Conditions
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Sydenham chorea: Causes and Types
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Sydenham chorea as a symptom:
Conditions listing Sydenham chorea
as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Sydenham chorea.
Our database lists the following as having
Sydenham chorea as a symptom of that condition:
What causes Sydenham chorea?
Causes: Sydenham chorea:
A possibly-autoimmune reaction to a streptococcal rheumatic fever, often as much as 6 months after the rheumatic infection.
disorder may strike up to 6 months after the fever or infection has
cleared. The chorea is believed to result from an autoimmune mechanism
that occurs when the streptococcal infection causes the body to make
antibodies to specific brain regions.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Sydenham Chorea Information Page: NINDS)
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