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Dancing Eye Syndrome associated with spontaneous recovery and normal neurodevelopment

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ki Pang


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Five patients with spontaneously recovering Dancing Eye Syndrome/Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome are described Age at presentation ranged from 4 to 19 months Four had symptoms of fever and a coryzal. illness within days to a few weeks prior to the onset One of the 4 also had varicella zoster 4 weeks before presentation All had opsoclonus, myoclonus/ataxia and irritability Associated infective agents identified were Coxsackie virus and rotavirus Spontaneous improvement of symptoms started within 9 days of presentation and total duration of illness ranged from 10 to 24 days Developmental progress at follow-up was normal in all cases A range of immunomodulatory therapies have been advocated for the treatment of Dancing Eye Syndrome/Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome However, in some children, early spontaneous recovery may occur, an observation which should be borne in mind when designing therapeutic trials in this condition (C) 2009 European Paediatric Neurology Society Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

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Author(s): Pang KK, Lynch BJ, Osborne JP, Pike MG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

Year: 2010

Volume: 14

Issue: 2

Pages: 178-181

ISSN (print): 1090-3798

ISSN (electronic): 1532-2130

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2009.04.011


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