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Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Post-Vaccination and Viral Illness

Author(s): Amanda L. Piquet | Milind Kothari | David Ermak | Aiesha Ahmed

Journal: International Journal of Clinical Medicine
ISSN 2158-284X

Volume: 03;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 304;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Opsoclonus | Myoclonus | Ataxia | Immunotherapy

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome is a rare condition with dyskinesia of eye movements and myoclonic movements of the trunk and limbs. It is linked to malignancies, infections and other conditions. We present a case of post-vaccination opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. We believe that our patient also experienced a viral illness post-vaccination and prior to the development of opsoclonus-myoclonus. The vaccination in combination with the viral illness potentiated the immune mechanism thought to be noted in this condition. This was supported by her recovery after receiving immunotherapy.
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