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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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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

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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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Article Excerpts about Opsoclonus Myoclonus

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".
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