Hallucinations in severe, repeated Sydenham's chorea in an Indigenous girl in North-West Queensland
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 72–74, January 2013
How to Cite
Kuzulugil, D., Sheldrick, K., Wood, A. and Whitehall, J. (2013), Hallucinations in severe, repeated Sydenham's chorea in an Indigenous girl in North-West Queensland. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: 72–74. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02507.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2012
- Accepted for publication 9 September 2011.
- general paediatrics;
- Sydenham's chorea
Sydenham's chorea is a cardinal feature of rheumatic fever. It is known by its dyskinesia and susceptibility to carditis, but associated psychiatric disorder is being recognised. This has included tics and obsessive compulsive disorder, but we report hallucinations in an indigenous girl, suffering her third bout of chorea.