Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211--212

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome caused by varicella-zoster virus


Dilip Singh1, Manish Sinha1, Rajesh Kumar1, Rakesh Shukla1, RC Ahuja2 
1 Department of Neurology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, U.P., India
2 Department of Medicine, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, U.P., India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Shukla
Professor, Department of Neurology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow-226003
India

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare condition that has been reported from all parts of the world. It is well recognized as a paraneoplastic syndrome in children with neuroblastoma and in adults with small-cell carcinoma of lung and some other cancers. It may also occur in association with various central nervous system infections. We report a case of OMS in a patient with varicella zoster virus infection. IgM antibody for varicella-zoster virus was detected in the serum and the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient improved after treatment with clonazepam and was asymptomatic at 1-month follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Singh D, Sinha M, Kumar R, Shukla R, Ahuja R C. Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome caused by varicella-zoster virus.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2010;13:211-212


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Singh D, Sinha M, Kumar R, Shukla R, Ahuja R C. Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome caused by varicella-zoster virus. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Apr 13 ];13:211-212
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