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Chorea in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with antiphospholipid antibodies.
  1. M A Khamashta,
  2. A Gil,
  3. B Anciones,
  4. P Lavilla,
  5. M E Valencia,
  6. V Pintado,
  7. J J Vázquez
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital La Paz, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.


    Chorea is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this report the clinical features of two cases of chorea associated with SLE are presented. Of special interest were the raised titres of antiphospholipid antibodies in both cases. The possible pathogenic role of these antibodies is briefly discussed.

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