Rapid Resolution of Enterovirus 71-Associated Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome on Intravenous Immunoglobulin

Child Neurol Open. 2017 Sep 22:4:2329048X17733215. doi: 10.1177/2329048X17733215. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.


Nonparaneoplastic opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia syndrome is a rare neuroinflammatory condition featured by opsoclonus, myoclonus, ataxia, and cognitive behavioral disturbance. The authors report an observation of enterovirus 71-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia syndrome evolving toward full recovery on intravenous intravenous immunoglobulin (IG) treatment. Based on this case report, enterovirus 71 should be added to the list of infectious agents likely involved in opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia syndrome, including the emerging subgroup of opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia syndrome recovering without aggressive or prolonged immunosuppressive intervention. Further studies are mandatory to define the precise role, incidence, treatment, and outcome of enterovirus 71 and other infectious agents in benign forms of opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia syndrome.

Keywords: Cerebellitis; Glucocorticoids; Neuroinflammation; Paraneoplasic Syndrome.