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Increased anti-saccade latency is an isolated lingering abnormality in Sydenham chorea

Cairney, Sheree J., Maruff, P., Currie, J. and Currie, Bart J. (2009). Increased anti-saccade latency is an isolated lingering abnormality in Sydenham chorea. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology,29(2):143-145.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10240xPUB13
Title Increased anti-saccade latency is an isolated lingering abnormality in Sydenham chorea
Author Cairney, Sheree J.
Maruff, P.
Currie, J.
Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1070-8022   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 143
End Page 145
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication US
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Sydenham chorea (SC) is an autoimmune response to group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection whose clinical and imaging manifestations usually resolve within 6 months. We used ocular motor analysis and neuropsychologic assessment to investigate residual striatal dysfunction in two individuals with histories of childhood SC whose most recent episodes of chorea had occurred 5 and 17 years before testing. Compared with the performance of 33 age-matched control subjects, both SC subjects showed significantly increased anti-saccade latencies. These findings support recent theories that acute episodes of SC may cause long-term corticostriatal changes in some individuals.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181a58dfa   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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