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Chorea Gravidarum

A rare movement disorder developed during PREGNANCY, characterized by involuntary jerky motion (CHOREA) and inability to maintain stable position of body parts (ATHETOSIS). RHEUMATIC FEVER and collagen vascular disorders are frequently associated with this disease. Chorea may vary from mild to severe and occurs in approximately 1 per 2,000 to 3,000 pregnancies. (From Md Med J 1997 Sep;46(8):436-9)
Also Known As:
Chorea Gravidarums; Chorea, Pregnancy Induced; Choreas, Pregnancy-Induced; Choreoathetoses, Pregnancy-Associated; Choreoathetosis, Pregnancy Associated; Gravidarum, Chorea; Pregnancy-Associated Choreoathetoses; Pregnancy-Associated Choreoathetosis; Pregnancy-Induced Chorea; Pregnancy-Induced Choreas; Chorea, Pregnancy-Induced; Choreoathetosis, Pregnancy-Associated
Networked: 15 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Chorea (Rheumatic Chorea)
2. Stroke (Strokes)
3. Intracranial Hemorrhages (Intracranial Hemorrhage)
4. Autonomic Dysreflexia
5. Wernicke Encephalopathy (Wernicke's Encephalopathy)

Experts

1. Cunningham, Mauro C: 1 article (06/2012)
2. Maia, Débora P: 1 article (06/2012)
3. Fonseca, Patricia G: 1 article (06/2012)
4. Camargos, Sarah T: 1 article (06/2012)
5. Cardoso, Francisco: 1 article (06/2012)
6. Pfannes, Cláudia: 1 article (06/2012)
7. Turan, M C: 1 article (11/2002)
8. Unal, O: 1 article (11/2002)
9. Kars, B: 1 article (11/2002)
10. Dansuk, R: 1 article (11/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Chorea Gravidarum:
1. Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)FDA Link
2. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)FDA Link
3. Reserpine (Serpasil)FDA Link
4. Oral ContraceptivesIBA
5. Antiphospholipid AntibodiesIBA
6. Haloperidol (Haldol)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor (Lupus Anticoagulant)IBA
8. Promazine (Promazine Hydrochloride)FDA Link
9. Prednisone (Sone)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Penicillins (Penicillin)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Nursing Care