Chorea | Definition and Patient Education
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What causes chorea? 13 possible conditions

Chorea is a movement disorder that causes involuntary, unpredictable body movements. Chorea symptoms can range from minor movements, such as fidgeting, to severe uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs. It can also interfere with speech, swallowing,... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease is a hereditary condition in which your brain's nerve cells gradually break down. It can cause physical and psychological symptoms.

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2

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.

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3

Encephalitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue. It's most often caused by viral infections. In some cases, bacterial infections can cause encephalitis.

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4

Stroke Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A stroke (a "brain attack") is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.

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5

Intracerebral Hemorrhage

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is when blood suddenly bursts into brain tissue, causing damage to the brain. Symptoms usually appear suddenly during ICH.

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6

Kuru

Kuru is a neurological disease contracted through cannibalism of the dead during funeral rites. Read more on this rare disease.

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7

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause severe fatigue and joint pain. Learn more about it.

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8

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infectious condition transmitted via tick bite. A "bull's eye" rash at the site of the bite is an early symptom of this disease.

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9

Wilson's disease

Wilson's disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes copper poisoning in the body. Find out how doctors diagnose and treat this condition.

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10

Calcium Deficiency Disease (Hypocalcemia)

Lack of calcium can lead to diseases like osteoporosis and calcium deficiency disease (hypocalcemia). Supplements and changes in diet are common treatments.

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11

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. Blood is carrie...

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12

Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.

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13

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Mad Cow Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is an infectious disease that causes the brain to degenerate. Learn about causes, symptoms, and its connection to "mad cow disease."

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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