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What is "Saint Vitis Dance" and what causes it?

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

St Vitus dance is also called as Sydenham's chorea. The disorder is neuropsychiatric disorder caused by a poststreptococcal, autoimmune condition. It affects control of;

1) movement,

2) mood,

3) behaviour and

4) potentially the heart.

The cause is suppose to be antibodies against the streptococcal infection.

These dance movements are involuntary, irregular, purposeless, non-rhythmic, abrupt, rapid and unsustained. Movements disappear with sleep and rest.

Following is the treatment;

a) Rest

b) Penicillin 500 mg twice daily for 10 days.

c) Haloperidol, pimozide and risperidone.

d) Psychiatric support.

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