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Chorea

 

Chorea is one of a group of Movement Disorders which also includes Tourette Syndrome.

 

Chorea is a rare movement disorder that occurs in children and adults.  This is a slow, writhing movement that may occur in the limbs, neck, or trunk.  The word “chorea” means dance and the movements have a dance-like quality.  Chorea is not suppressible and has no associated urge.  Chorea occasionally interferes with activity, but often these movements are mild and not bothersome.  Chorea may be due to a number of causes, all of which are extremely rare, especially in childhood.

 

Chorea is not known to be linked to Tourette Syndrome.

 

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