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Bilateral hyperintense signals in the thalami and corpus striatum a girl with Sydenham chorea (MRI)

Axial FLAIR T-2 weighted images of the brain showing bilateral hyperintense signals in the thalami and corpus striatum in an 8-year-old girl with Sydenham chorea. (Source: Ali A, Anugwom GO, Rehman U, Khalid MZ, Saeeduddin MO. Sydenham chorea managed with immunoglobulin in acute rheumatic fever. Cureus 2021;13[5]:e14990. Creative Commons Attribution [CC-BY 4.0] license,

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