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Presentation of opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome with glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22878989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this rare case, the patient presented with opsoclonus, myoclonus and ataxia. Serological and imaging studies revealed high glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody (GAD-Ab) levels. High-dose corticosteroids were of no benefit and subsequent intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration proved resolution of the condition. Levetiracetam proved useful in symptomatically controlling the myoclonus. Follow-up GAD-Ab levels were within normal limits.
Authors:
Hanul Srinivas Bhandari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, UT Southwestern Med Ctr, Austin, Texas, USA.
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