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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 852-854

Opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome due to falciparum malaria in two Indian children


Department of Pediatrics, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kallol Bose
Deshbandhu Park, Sonarpur, Kolkata - 700 150, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.195611

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Opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia (OMA) syndrome is rare in children, mostly caused by neuroblastoma. Here, we present two very rare cases presenting with OMA due to falciparum malaria. Both of them responded to a high dose of adrenocorticotrophin hormone and intravenous immunoglobulin without recurrence and complication.


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