A coréia do Zezé

Translated title of the contribution: The chorea of Zezé

Ylmar Corrêa Neto, Francisco Cardoso, Antonio Lúcio Teixeira, Débora Palma Maia, Rogério Beato, Joaquim Ferreira

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The authors analyse the correspondence between Eça de Queiroz, a well-known Portuguese writer, and her wife, in 1900, describing the neurological disease of their second son, José Maria d'Eça de Queiroz, know as Zezé. In those letters, the writer mentions chorea as his son diagnosis, explaining in detail its clinical picture. In addition, the writer reveals the medical thoughts of the time about the aetiology, treatment and natural history of Sydenham's Chorea.

Translated title of the contributionThe chorea of Zezé
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalActa Medica Portuguesa
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Chorea
  • Eça de Queiroz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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