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cerebral rheumatism


Definition: central nervous system symptoms resulting from a rheumatic disease. Formerly seen primarily as a manifestation of rheumatic fever, now seen less frequently as a part of other diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

See Also: Sydenham chorea

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