Isolated Myoclonus Following Dengue Infection
Sai Chandar Dudipala, Krishna Chaithanya B.
Department of Pediatrics, Star Children’s Hospital, Karim Nagar, Telangana, India.
Myoclonus is a sudden, brief, involuntary muscle jerk. Myoclonus is highly prevalent but rarely occurs as an isolated finding in children. It can be due to various etiologies like hypoxia, metabolic disorders, storage disorders, post-infectious, and neurodegenerative disorders. In the literature, myoclonus has been reported with viral encephalitis, upper respiratory tract infections, or streptococcal infection. Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome can develop after dengue infection. We present an 11 years old girl with isolated myoclonus following dengue viral infection which was a transient benign phenomenon and it completely recovered over a period of time.

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