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Sydenham Chorea – Video

Posted by Laura on November 21, 2010

posted info on youtube:

“Sydenhams Chorea (aka St. Vitus’ Dance) is a manifestation (undeniable proof) of a disease process called Rheumatic Fever. Rheumatic Fever is a “complication” for better lack of a word of a group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis (aka Strep throat) it is rare in the US. but the reason it is recommended to stay on antibiotics for an extended period of time is because of the great risk for Rheumatic Heart Disease which is not only devastating but can also be fatal.”

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