Medical Definition of Acute chorea

1. A postinfectious chorea appearing several months after a streptococcal infection with subsequent rheumatic fever. The chorea typically involves the distal limbs and is associated with hypotonia and emotional lability. Improvement occurs over weeks or months and exacerbations occur without associated infection recurrence. Synonym: acute chorea, chorea minor, chorea, juvenile chorea, rheumatic chorea, Sydenham's disease. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Chorea

acute ascending paralysis
acute ataxia
acute atrophic paralysis
acute bacterial endocarditis
acute brachial radiculitis
acute brain disorder
acute brain syndrome
acute bulbar poliomyelitis
acute catarrhal conjunctivitis
acute cellular rejection
acute chalazion
acute chemical pneumonitis
acute cholecystitis
acute chorea (current term)
acute compression triad
acute confusional state
acute contagious conjunctivitis
acute cutaneous leishmaniasis
acute decubitus ulcer
acute delirium
acute demyelinating polyneuropathy
acute disease
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
acute disseminated myositis
acute epidemic conjunctivitis
acute epidemic leukoencephalitis
acute extrinsic allergic alveolitis

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