Sydenham's chorea in the age of MRI: A case report and review

William C. Robertson, Charles D. Smith

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A 9-year-old female with acute chorea was found to have multiple areas of abnormal signal on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain consistent with vasculitis. The child's serology and clinical course were indicative of Sydenham's chorea, and other causes of vasculopathy were excluded. Although magnetic resonance imaging findings similar to those observed in this patient have been rarely reported in Sydenham's chorea; their presence alone should not prompt a search for an alternative diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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