Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sydenham chorea and psychosis

Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2010;52(4):265-9.
[Article in Dutch]
Mengde W, Jessurun AY.
Caprileskliniek, Willemstad, Curacao. W.Mengde@ggzbreburggroep.nl


Sydenham chorea (SC) is a complication of a group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal infection which is characterised by involuntary, choreatic movements. There is a definitive link between SC and psychoses. Furthermore, patients with SC seem to run a greater risk of developing neuroleptic-induced movement disorders. In this case-study of a 19-year-old psychotic male with a history of SC, the authors illustrate that this complicates the treatment of a psychotic episode.

PMID: 20503168 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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