Title

Sydenham's Chorea as a Presentation of Moyamoya Disease

Department

neurology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A seven year-old male presented to his pediatrician with choreiform movements and a recent history of sore throat. He was diagnosed with Sydenham's chorea based on clinical criteria and laboratory evidence. Worsening symptoms prompted a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain which demonstrated evidence of Moyamoya disease. Sydenham's chorea is a common and well-documented complication of post-streptococcal infection, but has not been previously reported in association with Moyamoya disease. This case raises the quandary of causality of chorea in this patient and the need for neuroimaging in children with movement disorders. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

Medical Subject Headings

neurology

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Seminars in Pediatric Neurology

ISSN

10719091

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

30

Last Page

34

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.spen.2010.01.004

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