Chorea (Rheumatic Chorea)

Involuntary, forcible, rapid, jerky movements that may be subtle or become confluent, markedly altering normal patterns of movement. Hypotonia and pendular reflexes are often associated. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of chorea as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as CHOREATIC DISORDERS. Chorea is also a frequent manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES.
Also Known As:
Rheumatic Chorea; Chorea, Rheumatic; Chorea, Sydenham; Sydenham Chorea; Choreas; Chorea Disorders; Chorea Syndromes; Chorea, Benign Hereditary; Chorea, Chronic Progressive; Chorea, Senile; Choreatic Syndromes; Choreic Movement; Dyskinesias, Paroxysmal; Hereditary Chorea; Paroxysmal Dyskinesias; Senile Chorea; St. Vitus's Dance; Sydenham's Chorea; Benign Hereditary Chorea; Benign Hereditary Choreas; Chorea Disorder; Chorea Syndrome; Chorea, Hereditary; Chorea, Sydenham's; Choreas, Benign Hereditary; Choreas, Chronic Progressive; Choreas, Hereditary; Choreas, Rheumatic; Choreas, Senile; Choreas, Sydenham; Choreatic Disorder; Choreatic Syndrome; Choreic Movements; Choreiform Movements; Chronic Progressive Chorea; Chronic Progressive Choreas; Dance, St. Vitus's; Dances, St. Vitus's; Disorder, Chorea; Disorder, Choreatic; Disorders, Chorea; Disorders, Choreatic; Dyskinesia, Paroxysmal; Hereditary Chorea, Benign; Hereditary Choreas; Hereditary Choreas, Benign; Movement, Choreic; Movement, Choreiform; Movements, Choreic; Movements, Choreiform; Paroxysmal Dyskinesia; Progressive Chorea, Chronic; Progressive Choreas, Chronic; Rheumatic Choreas; Senile Choreas; St. Vitus Dance; St. Vitus's Dances; St. Vituss Dance; Sydenham Choreas; Sydenhams Chorea; Syndrome, Chorea; Syndrome, Choreatic; Syndromes, Chorea; Syndromes, Choreatic; Vitus's Dance, St.; Vitus's Dances, St.; Choreatic Disorders; Choreiform Movement
Networked: 1115 relevant articles (87 outcomes, 70 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Chorea (Rheumatic Chorea)
2. Huntington Disease (Huntington's Disease)
3. Dystonia (Limb Dystonia)
4. Movement Disorders (Movement Disorder)
5. Dyskinesias (Dyskinesia)


1. Cardoso, Francisco: 16 articles (11/2015 - 11/2003)
2. Jankovic, Joseph: 14 articles (02/2013 - 11/2002)
3. Dale, Russell C: 8 articles (12/2015 - 08/2010)
4. Cunningham, Madeleine W: 8 articles (01/2015 - 07/2003)
5. Sullivan, Kelly L: 8 articles (01/2011 - 06/2005)
6. Zesiewicz, Theresa A: 8 articles (01/2011 - 06/2005)
7. Giovannoni, G: 8 articles (01/2007 - 11/2001)
8. Swedo, Susan E: 7 articles (02/2015 - 07/2003)
9. Hauser, Robert A: 7 articles (03/2008 - 06/2005)
10. Richter, Angelika: 7 articles (10/2005 - 11/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Chorea:
1. Tetrabenazine (Nitoman)FDA Link
2. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Haloperidol (Haldol)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Levodopa (L Dopa)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Antipsychotic Agents (Antipsychotics)IBA
6. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Dopamine (Intropin)FDA LinkGeneric
8. etiracetam (levetiracetam)FDA LinkGeneric
9. LithiumIBA
10. olanzapine (Zyprexa)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
2. Pallidotomy
3. Deep Brain Stimulation
4. Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
5. Radiotherapy