Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome in a Child with Birth Asphyxia

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Subhashchandra Daga http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5840-3804


A case of Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome associated with birth asphyxia presented with antiseizure treatment started soon after birth and continued after discharge. The child presented at two years of age and had jerky movements in the limbs and eyes. The eye movements promptly responded to phenobarbital, and the limb movements appreciably diminished after adding clonazepam. The practice of continuing antiseizure treatment post-discharge in asphyxiated babies is questionable. No asphyxiated baby is reported in the literature to have OMS.

Keywords: Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome, Birth Asphyxia, Antiseizure Treatment, Phenobarbital, Clonazepam, Pediatric Neurology, Jerky Movements, Neonatal Asphyxia

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DAGA, Subhashchandra. Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome in a Child with Birth Asphyxia. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 6, july 2024. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/5480>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v12i6.5480.
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