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Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Post-Vaccination and Viral Illness

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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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A. L. Piquet, M. Kothari, D. Ermak and A. Ahmed, "Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Post-Vaccination and Viral Illness," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 304-306. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.34060.

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