2020, Number 05
Revista Médica Sinergia 2020; 5 (05)
Delgado CLG, Benavides VJD, Marín RGJ
PDF size: 155.63 Kb.
ABSTRACTThe opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome is a rare medical condition associated with an autounmmune etiology, it can be paraneoplasic, parainfectios or idiopatic. The patients present with truncal and limb ataxia, falls, opsocolunus and myoclonus. Also they could present a certain degree of encephalopathy, cerebelar damage signs and sleep disturbances. In the case of the pediatric population an evaluation for neuroblastoma must be done; in adults presenting with encephalopathy a complete evaluation must be done looking an underlying neoplasia. The acute neurological symtomps can be controlled with immunotherapy and there have been a partial response to the antitumoral medication, but the long term outcome is characterized for the presence of neuropsicological deficit.