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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

Sydenham chorea Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Sydenham chorea: Girls more than boys....more »

Gender Ratio of Sydenham chorea: female predominance...more »

Sydenham chorea: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Sydenham chorea, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Sydenham chorea:

Sydenham chorea: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Sydenham chorea: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

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.
The 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)

Related information on causes of Sydenham chorea:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Sydenham chorea may be found in:


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