Post-streptococcal chorea in an adult with bilateral striatal encephalitis

Koichi Hagiwara, Kayo Tominaga, Yoko Okada, Miwako Kido, Ryo Yamasaki, Norihiko Shida, Yoriaki Yamashita

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    We present distinctive MRI findings in an adult female patient with possible Sydenham's chorea. T2-weighted MRI showed bilaterally symmetric, diffusely homogenous, and clearly demarcated hyperintensities selectively involving the entire striatum with swelling of the bilateral caudate heads. The MRI features may reflect the pathogenetic mechanisms of Sydenham's chorea associated with a specific autoimmune response to the basal ganglia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)708-709
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Physiology (medical)


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