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Sydenham Chorea: magnetic resonance imaging reveals permanent basal ganglia injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9040753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
MRI of the brain of a 3-year-old boy performed 3 days after the onset of hemichorea (Sydenham Chorea) revealed abnormal signal and enlargement of the contralateral caudate and putamen. Follow-up imaging 40 months later showed a persistent cystic appearance of the caudate and putamen. This case is the first report of permanent MRI abnormalities after Sydenham Chorea.
E S Emery; P T Vieco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-26     Completed Date:  1997-03-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Caudate Nucleus / pathology*
Child, Preschool
Chorea / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Putamen / pathology*

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