Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome in an AIDS patient

Thiago Cardoso Vale Rodrigo Alencar e Silva Mauro César Quintão e Silva Cunningham Débora Palma Maia Sarah Teixeira Camargos Francisco Cardoso About the authors

We report the case of a 38-year-old woman with AIDS who developed opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome during a period different from other cases reported in literature. Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome had already been reported as the initial neurological presentation of AIDS, as well as at the time of HIV-seroconversion and immune reconstitution syndrome. Our case is unique since the patient had an elevated CD4 count and negative viral load in the period when the opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome occurred.

Ocular motility disorders; Ataxia; Myoclonus; Ataxic gait; HIV


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