Migraine headache in patients with Sydenham's chorea

A. L. Teixeira, F. C. Meira, D. P. Maia, M. C. Cunningham, Francisco Cardoso

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We compared the frequency of migraine among Sydenham's chorea (SC) patients, rheumatic fever (RF) patients without neurological symptoms and matched controls. Migraine was more frequent in SC patients (12/55, 21.8%) than in controls (9/110, 8.1%) and as common as in the RF group (10/55, 18.2%). Our data are in agreement with previous studies reporting higher frequency of migraine in other basal ganglia disorders, such as essential tremor and Tourette's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-544
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Migraine
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Sydenham's chorea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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