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Child with Chorea, Courtesy

Child with Chorea. Courtesy

What Is Chorea?

Chorea is a movement disorder characterized by brief, jerky, purposeless or writhing involuntary movements of the distal limbs, head, and face that may occur during voluntary movement or at rest.

Chorea has a large number of causes, including metabolic, structural, pharmacologic, genetic, and autoimmune factors. Despite extensive investigations, many patients remain undiagnosed.1

What Is Chorea In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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  1. Walker RH. Further Evidence for Celiac Disease-associated Chorea. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2011;1. pii: tre-01-32-96-3. []