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Dancing eyes-dancing feet syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Infantile polymyoclonus
- Kinsbourne syndrome
- Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome
- Polymyoclonus infantile
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 The syndrome often occurs in association with tumors or following a viral infection. Treatment may include corticosteroids or ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). In cases where there is a tumor present, treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation may be required. With treatment of the underlying cause of the disorder, there may be an improvement of symptoms. Relaspses are common and may occur without warning.Dancing eyes-dancing feet syndrome, also known as opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, is a rare movement disorder characterized by associated ocular (eye), behavioral, sleep, and language disturbances. The onset is usually abrupt, often severe, and can become chronic.
Last updated: 11/2/2009
- Pranzatelli MR. Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Opsoclonus-Myoclonus%20Syndrome. Accessed 11/2/2009.
- 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. Accessed 11/2/2009.
- Pranzatelli MR. What is the Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome?. Opsoclonus-Myoclonus U.S.A. And International web site. http://www.omsusa.org/pranzatelli-Brochure1.htm. Accessed 11/2/2009.
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