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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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Sydenham chorea - milkmaid grip

This short video shows the milkmaid’s grip or milkmaid’s sign, which is a classic presentation of Sydenham chorea. The milkmaid's grip presents as uncontrollable rhythmic squeezing of the examiner’s fingers when trying to grip and hold the fingers.

This short video shows the milkmaid’s grip or milkmaid’s sign, which is a classic presentation of Sydenham chorea.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020