Sydenham Chorea and Hashimoto Thyroiditis: An Unusual Association


Yildiz O. K. , GÖKÇAY A. , GÖKÇAY F. , KARASOY H.

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.757-758, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0883073809343721
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.757-758

Abstract

Sydenham chorea is an immune-mediated neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci infection. The authors present a 12-year-old female patient with Sydenham chorea and Hashimoto thyroiditis. Although Hashimoto thyroiditis has been associated with other autoimmune disorders, the association of Sydenham chorea and Hashimoto thyroiditis has not been previously reported. Immunological processes are suggested to be implicated in the pathogenesis of this association; however, the exact mechanism remains unclear.