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Arch Dis Child 98:203 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302732
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Acute rheumatic fever with chorea

  1. Andrea Bartuli1
  1. 1Rare Diseases and Medical Genetics Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  3. 3Pediatric Rheumatology, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  4. 4General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Rare Diseases and Medical Genetics Unit, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Piazza S. Onofrio, 4, Rome 00135, Italy; psabrina.buonuomo{at}opbg.net, Sabrina.buonuomo{at}gmail.com
  • Received 25 July 2012
  • Revised 15 October 2012
  • Accepted 27 October 2012
  • Published Online First 24 November 2012

A 9-year-old girl was admitted for the recent onset of jerky, uncoordinated choreiform uncontrollable body movements that disappeared while sleeping, clumsiness (see supplementary video 1), slurred speech and episodes of uncontrollable crying.She had a history of mild sore throat 4 weeks before, followed after about 10 days by a non-pruritic, painless, erythematosus macular rash at legs gluteus …