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Diseases

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Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Polymyoclonus infantile
  • Infantile polymyoclonus
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome
  • OMS
  • Kinsbourne syndrome
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Cause

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What causes opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome?

Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome is generally caused by the presence of a tumor (such as neuroblastoma) or a viral infection (such as influenza, Epstein-Barr, and Coxsackie B). Other causes of this condition are rare.[1][2]
Last updated: 1/27/2016

References
  1. NINDS Opsoclonus Myoclonus Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/opsoclonus_myoclonus/opsoclonus_myoclonus.htm.
  2. Pranzatelli MR. What is the Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome?. Opsoclonus-Myoclonus U.S.A. And International web site. http://www.omsusa.org/pranzatelli-Brochure1.htm.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Polymyoclonus infantile
  • Infantile polymyoclonus
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome
  • OMS
  • Kinsbourne syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.