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Opsoclonus Myoclonus

Opsoclonus Myoclonus: Introduction

Opsoclonus Myoclonus: Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor (rhythmic, involuntary motions of the limbs ... more about Opsoclonus Myoclonus.

Opsoclonus Myoclonus: Condition with involuntary muscle and eye movement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Opsoclonus Myoclonus is available below.

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Opsoclonus Myoclonus: Complications

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Causes of Opsoclonus Myoclonus

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Prognosis for Opsoclonus Myoclonus

Prognosis for Opsoclonus Myoclonus: The prognosis for opsoclonus myoclonus varies depending on the symptoms and the presence and treatment of tumors. With treatment of the underlying cause of the disorder, there may be an improvement of symptoms. Spontaneous remissions (unexplained lack of disease activity) may also occur. Generally the disorder is not fatal. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Opsoclonus Myoclonus Information Page: NINDS)

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Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor (rhythmic, involuntary motions of the limbs during voluntary movements), myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid, horizontal and vertical eye movements). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Opsoclonus Myoclonus Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Opsoclonus Myoclonus:

A combination of opsoclonus (involuntary conjugate eye movements of large amplitude) and myoclonic jerks. This can be a paraneoplastic syndrome (a result of brain metastasis) or post-infectious (viral encephalitis). - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Opsoclonus Myoclonus as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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