Pediatric chorea is a movement disorder that causes uncontrolled twitches or large muscle spasms.
Chorea is a condition that causes involuntary muscle actions, which can be small or severe. The movements are often described as “dance-like,” as they appear to move across the body from one muscle group to the next. They typically do not follow a pattern, and the twitches can take place on only one side of the body (hemichorea). A child’s facial movements, posture, speech, swallowing and walking may also be affected.