Abstract. Cerebellar disorders due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection are rare and always associated with herpes simplex encephalitis. We report 2 cases . This article includes discussion of acute cerebellar ataxia (in children), acute cerebellitis, and acute postinfectious cerebellitis. The foregoing. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a syndrome that occurs in previously well children, often presenting Acute cerebellar ataxia, acute cerebellitis, and.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this Case Report and any accompanying images. This is partially explained by cerebellar atrophy, which is a possible complication of acute cerebellitis [ 78 ]. He felt that the insidious-onset patients represented degenerative ataxias of genetic origin, as evidenced by progressive ataxia and cerebellar degeneration over time.

He stressed that the majority of these patients had complete recovery, whatever the etiology. Nonetheless, complications like compression of the brain stem and obstructive hydrocephalus, when present, are identified on CT images and may guide for further investigation. Acute cerebellitisalso known as acute cerebellar ataxiais a rare inflammatory process characterised by a sudden onset of cerebellar dysfunction usually affecting children.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Unfortunately in our study we did not find any clinical presentation associated with abnormal neuroimaging studies. Nevertheless, another unknown pathogen or an auto-immune cause may play a role. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. Acute cerebellitis presenting as tumor. Ethics approval and consent to participate Not applicable.

Published online Jun Batten described in detail cases of post-infectious cerebellar ataxia in five children. Follow-up included clinical, neurological and cognitive evaluation; neuroimaging was performed when the local clinician considered it worthwile. Please check for further notifications by email.


Acute cerebellitis in children: an eleven year retrospective multicentric study in Italy

Clinical characteristics, etiology and outcome of 35 adult patients with acute cerebellitis, including our case. Cerebellar atrophy attributed to cerebellitis in two patients. Acute cerebellitis with tonsillar herniation: Acute cerebellar ataxia in childhood: The main limits of this study are the retrospective nature and the lack of neuroimaging follow-up for those with baseline pathological CT-MRI. Outcome Median follow-up time was 1 year. CSF examination may help in narrowing the differential diagnosis.

The usual presentation includes sudden onset of unsteadiness, gait difficulties, and nystagmus. Elizabethkingia miricola infection in Chinese spiny frog Quasipaa spinosa.

Autoantibodies in childhood post varicella acute cerebellar ataxia. Moreover, the feasibility of an early definite diagnosis by PCR analysis could help investigators determine whether there is a trend acutw the reduced severity of HSV-related neurological alterations, with less severe forms of the diseases and better outcomes [ 26 ].

Post viral cerebellar ataxia – Wikipedia

However, almost half of the patients ended up with neurological sequelae. For a stroke, medication to thin the blood can be given. In our series, 6 children presented neurological sequelae ataxia in 3 cases, balance disturbances and dysarthria in 1 case, ataxia and balance disturbances in 1 case and ataxia and hypotonia in 1 case. No cognitive function nor cerebellitis changes were noted.

Email alerts New cerebe,litis alert. Day Event Diagnostic testing Treatment 0 Onset of headache, nausea and photophobia None None 2 Presentation on the emergency department; diagnosed as migraine Neurological examination, CAT-scan None 4 Presentation on the emergency department with dysarthria, nystagmus cerfbellitis aggravated headache MRI showing swollen cerebellar hemispheres and hydrocephalus Ceftriaxone, acyclovir, dexamethasone 7 None Negative cerebrospinal fluid cultures and polymerase chain reactions Stop ceftriaxone and acyclovir 8 None — Stop treatment with dexamethasone 18 Discharge to rehabilitation center — — 42 Presentation on outpatient clinic; complete recovery MRI showing no abnormalities None.


Most of the cases were noted to follow an infection, such as typhoid fever, measles, pertussis, scarlatina, and variola. The content you are trying to view is available only to logged in, current MedLink Neurology subscribers.

Some common symptoms that are seen are clumsy body movements and eye movements, difficulty walking, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Studies exploring clinical data able to predict neuroimaging abnormalities could be useful in this selection.

Acute cerebellitis in adults: a case report and review of the literature

A Single Center’s Experience. In 2 cases, isoniazid was reported to be the causative agent. Hemicerebellitis mimicking a tumour on MRI.

Therefore, it is advised to perform cranial imaging prior to lumbar puncture. Acute cerebellutis, Acute cerebellar ataxia, Hydrocephalus, Inflammation. A and BMRIs obtained at admission to the hospital. Gait abnormality Steppage cerebelllitis Antalgic gait. Everyone had at least one cerebellar symptom. Ina series of 9 patients with cerebellar ataxia was published, cerebellitid the etiology was not able to be obtained in any of the children King et al Blood serology showed the presence of immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G for both Epstein—Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.

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