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(p. 133) The Diagnosis of Chorea 

(p. 133) The Diagnosis of Chorea
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(p. 133) The Diagnosis of Chorea
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0032
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date: 19 October 2020

In this paper, Winnicott notes that typical chorea is easily diagnosed by any physician who has previously seen a case. Not all cases, he argues, are typical, and, owing to the seriousness of the rheumatic heart disease which is part of the picture of true chorea, it is of the utmost importance for the physician to be able to diagnose the slight or atypical cases.

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