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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):512-513. doi: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_79_18.

Intravenous Immunoglobulin: A Good Choice for Acute Cerebellar Ataxia Associated with Varicella.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.
2
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.
3
Department of Radiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.

Abstract

Postinfectious cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of acute ataxia in childhood. The most frequently associated viral agent is varicella. Acute cerebellar ataxia is considered benign, and its symptoms usually diminish within several weeks. We describe a 5-year-old boy who developed gait disorder and garble speech 2 weeks after chicken pox and who was successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin.

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Cerebellar ataxia; child; intravenous immunoglobulin; varicella

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