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What causes chorea?

Chorea is an abnormal voluntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias, which are caused by overactivity of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the areas of the brain that control movement. The cause of sydenham chorea is only certain types of streptococci, called "Lancefield Group A beta-hemolytic." These particular germs seem to be able to create an immune response that attacks the body's own tissues along with the germs. Those tissues are joints, heart valves, skin, and brain.

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What is chorea? - Chorea is the acute disturbance of the central nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities.
What is sydenham chorea? - Sydenham chorea is an acute neurologic disorder that emerges several months following a streptococcal infection.
What is Huntington's chorea? - Huntington's chorea (Huntington's disease) is a dominantly inherited disease typified by choreoathetosis, rigidity, dementia, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia.
What causes chorea? - Chorea is caused by overactivity of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the areas of the brain that control movement.
What're the symptoms of chorea? - Chorea is characterized by brief, irregular contractions. Many patients suffer from strep throat, just before developing this new set of symptoms.
What is the treatment for chorea? - There is no standard course of treatment for chorea. Treatment depends on the type of chorea and the associated disease.
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