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A 24 year old right handed Pakistani woman who was eight weeks’ pregnant presented with a two day history of involuntary movements of her left arm, hand. According to Willson and Preece, the first description of chorea with onset during pregnancy (chorea gravidarum) was made by Horstius in The English. A pregnant woman, in her early 20s, presents with chorea following an emotional outburst. While the family members feel it to be a spirit.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not commissioned; externally gravidaru, reviewed. Pregnancy is the time of changing hormonal milieu, it can lower the threshold for chorea and emotional outburst can precipitate it.

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On examination, patient was right-handed, afebrile, pale, conscious, oriented, emotionally labile but depressed. Arch Intern Med ; A pregnant woman, in her early 20s, presents with chorea following an emotional outburst. J Child Neurol ; There was also no history of any neuroleptic drug or gravidarm intake. Views Read Edit View history.

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BSL compiled the case report and submitted it online. There is a history of rheumatic fever in the past and examination reveals choreioathetoid jerky movements of her upper limbs with jerky speech, spooning of her limbs and demonstration of milkmaid’s grip.

Purchase chorrea Subscribe gtavidarum the journal. The differentials which were considered on history and examination were chorea gravidarum, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary anti-phospholipid antibodies, viral encephalitis, Huntington disease and Wilson disease.

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In recent times, most cases of chorea appearing during pregnancy in developed countries were caused by disease entities like systemic lupus erythematosus and Huntington disease. Chorea in this case vhorea helpful to the patient as she was started on penicillin prophylaxis which would prevent development of rheumatic heart disease in future.

Pathology choorea pregnancychildbirth and the puerperium O— The present patient was a case of rheumatic chorea without carditis with previous history of rheumatism but she was at risk of developing rheumatic heart disease in future. The patient herself complained of excessive salivation and she denied any movement disturbance.

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Antistreptolysins antibodies ofPCR 1: Chorea gravidarum is a rare movement disorder of pregnancy. In the 19th century, several authors 3 – 6 published important studies on chorea gravidarum that, along with the article by Willson and Preece, 1 helped to forge the contemporary way of viewing this peculiar form of chorea. Curr Opin Neurol ; Another condition associated with anti-basal ganglia antibodies”.

Extrapyramidal and movement disorders Pathology of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. The first and second trimesters of her pregnancy had been uneventful.

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The history was elicited from her mother-in law who told that patient started having abnormal movements of travidarum tongue which progressed to involve her both arms in the time span of a day when she heard the news of her father’s death. It is a complication of pregnancy which can be associated with eclampsia and its effects upon the basal ganglia.

While the family members feel it to be a spirit haunting her, we try to establish the medical diagnosis of the present condition.

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Chorea gravidarum

Get free access to newly published articles. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: She had no antenatal health check-ups in this pregnancy. The dopamine antagonists as the haloperidol and the chlorpromazine are useful to control the symptoms and are safe at lower doses.

Chorea gravidarum is an uncommon condition characterized by involuntary movements, speaking alterations and in the affective status during first trimester pregnancy, the incidence is 1 by each pregnancies, it is self limiting and resolves when the pregnancy ends, most of the cases are idiopathic and the rest is associated to the antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatic fever, thyrotoxicosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, syphilis, Huntington disease or induced by drugs.

This finding, as well as the choreq of the movement disorder, uncommon in chorea gravidarum, 2 suggests that the chorea of the patient was related to some other cause, perhaps a stroke. Chorea is an involuntary chorex movement characterised by abrupt, brief, non-rhythmic and non-repetitive movement of any limb, often associated with non-patterned facial grimaces.

Differential diagnosis The differentials which were considered on history and examination were chorea gravidarum, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary anti-phospholipid antibodies, viral encephalitis, Huntington disease and Wilson disease. It has been suggested that use of oral contraceptives is an infrequent cause of chorea. The patient was admitted in a quiet isolated ward and given one dose of benzathine penicillin, iron and calcium supplements were given along with multivitamins.

The choreic movements may be caused by ischaemia or enhanced dopaminergic sensitivity mediated by increased female hormones grravidarum pregnancy.

Migraine Familial hemiplegic Cluster Tension. Discussion Chorea is an involuntary abnormal movement characterised by abrupt, brief, non-rhythmic and non-repetitive movement of any limb, often associated with non-patterned facial grimaces.