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Glossary for Chorea in children

Medical terms related to Chorea in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abetalipoproteinemia: A rare genetic disorder involving fat metabolism. The disorder is also known as Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome. Signs of the disease include acanthocytosis, little or no serum beta-lipoproteins and hypocholesterolemia. In severe cases, steatorrhea, ataxia, nystagmus, motor incoordination and retinitis pigmentosa may also occur.
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum: Congenital absence of connective part of the brain.
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome: An autoimmune disorder characterized by blood clots and pregnancy losses.
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia: A rare inherited childhood disorder involving progressive degeneration of the nervous system.
  • Basal ganglia stroke: Basal ganglia stroke refers to an interruption of the blood supply to a part of the base of the brain called the basal ganglia.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Chorea: The occurrence of rapid, jerky, dyskinetic movements that are involuntary
  • Dyskinesia, paroxysmal: A term used to describe a group of neurological conditions involving periods of sudden, abnormal, involuntary movements. These movement may take many forms such as slow and writhing or rapid jerking motions. The muscles in any part of the body may be affected. The word paroxysmal refers to the fact that the episode of abnormal movements can occur suddenly and unpredictably and disappear rapidly.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Fahr's Syndrome: A rare neurologic disorder where calcium is deposited in various parts of the brain resulting in progressive loss of motor and mental function.
  • Haloperidol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Haloperidol (an antipsychotic drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Holoprosencephaly: A rare disorder where abnormalities of the fetal forebrain development lead to various birth defects.
  • Huntington's Disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
  • Hyperglycemia: Where there is an increase above normal of the blood sugar levels
  • Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Hypoparathyroidism: causesd by lack of PTH
  • Joubert Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder where there is a defect in the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance.
  • Kernicterus: Kernicterus refers to neurological damage (brain damage) resulting from the passageof bilirubin through the immature blood brain barrier in infants. It can occur in jaundiced infants but not all jaundiced infants will develop kernicterus.
  • Lesch-Nyhan syndrome: Inherited biochemical disorder of purine metabolism caused by the virtual absence of an enzyme called hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase or HPRT.
  • Lithium -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lithium during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Methylmalonic acidemia -- homocystinuria: A rare inborn error of metabolism which results in impaired vitamin B12 metabolism. There are a number of forms of this condition with variable severity.
  • Mount Reback syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by episodes of chorea (involuntary movements) which may be triggered by such things as hunger, tiredness, stress, coffee, alcohol and tobacco. Episodes may last for minutes or hours.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Moyamoya Disease: Brain blood vessel disorder.
  • Moyamoya disease: Brain blood vessel disorder.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neuroacanthocytosis: An autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by tics, chorea, and personality changes
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Oral contraceptives -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Oral contraceptives during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease: Rare brain myelin disorder.
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Phenytoin: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant medication) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • Prednisolone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Prednisolone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Propionic Acidemia: A condition which is characterized by the excess of propionic acid and glycine in the blood resulting in acidaemia
  • Propionic academia:
  • Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
  • Sydenham chorea: Brain disease causing involuntary movements or spasms.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Theophylline -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Theophylline during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Valproic Acid -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Valproic Acid during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Wilson's Disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.

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