Table 1 Sample demographics

GroupNo. of patientsMean age, y (range)Sex, M/F
SC = Sydenham’s chorea.
Acute SC2011.3 (4–20)8 /12
Persistent SC1614.4 (11–21)6 /10
Rheumatic Fever1614.2 (12–17)7 /9
Normal controls1115.3 (12–17)6 /5