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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 55-57
Bioline Code: ni09013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 55-57

 en Remission of concomitant Henoch-Schöenlein purpura and Sydenham chorea after intravenous corticosteroids
Zúñiga, Carlos; Díaz, Sergio; Fariña, Ángeles & Micheli, Federico


We report a young girl who developed Henoch-Schöenlein purpura at the age of 11 years. Two weeks later she developed severe asymmetric choreic movements and behavioral disturbances. Sydenham's chorea was diagnosed based on the laboratory evidence and she was given intravenous methylprednisolone for five consecutive days. Both behavioral and movement disorder rapidly resolved. She was asymptomatic at three years of follow-up. The rapid resolution of choreic movements and behavioral disturbances in our patients suggests, intravenous corticosteroids may be an option in the treatment of Sydenham′s chorea, more so when the movements are disabling.

Henoch-schöenlein purpura, rheumatic fever, sydenham′s chorea intravenous corticosteroids

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