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Paper Title: A Case Study on Sydenham`s Chorea
Authors Name: Dr Nagarjuna D , Bharathi , Praveen Kumar K , Akshatha
Unique Id: IJSDR2309027
Published In: Volume 8 Issue 9, September-2023
Abstract: Sydenham’s chorea also known as St. Vitus dance is a post streptococcal rare auto immune disorder which is characterised by development of involuntary, jerky movements of the face, limbs, and trunk. Here this is a case of 19-year-old female, who was a known case of rheumatic chorea since 2016 secondary to rheumatic fever which was progressed to mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in 2019, taken prophylactic injection Benzathine penicillin (Inj. Penidure) every 21 days till 19 years of age. Left medication since 2 months and she was brought to the hospital with 7 days history of abnormal or shaking movements of right upper limb and lower limb with slurred speech. 2D ECHO cardiogram shows rheumatic heart disease, moderate eccentric MR (mitral valve regurgitation). Physicians followed the WHO recommended guidelines for the treatment to prevent future streptococcal infections. The duration of the treatment is depended on the severity of cardiac involvement.
Keywords: Sydenham’s chorea, Rheumatic chorea, St. Vitus dance, Autoimmune disease, Benzathine penicillin, Streptococcal infection, Rheumatic fever.
Cite Article: "A Case Study on Sydenham`s Chorea", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.8, Issue 9, page no.186 - 191, September-2023, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2309027.pdf
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Published In: Volume 8 Issue 9, September-2023
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