Opsoclonus in Hemophilus influenzae meningitis

M. H. Rivner, W. M. Jay, J. B. Green, P. R. Dyken

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Abstract

We studied a 3-month-old boy who had opsoclonus in association with acute bacterial meningitis. The CSF IgG and IgM were elevated acutely, gradually returning to normal with clinical im provement. Correspondingly, CSF cytomorphology showed excessive plasmocytosis and a higher proportion of reactive lymphocytes than expected in an acute bacterial meningitis. These abnormalities in CSF cytology are effects of an abnormal immune response in the CNS, and provide evidence to support an immunopathic basis to opsoclonus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume32
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1982

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Rivner, M. H., Jay, W. M., Green, J. B., & Dyken, P. R. (1982). Opsoclonus in Hemophilus influenzae meningitis. Neurology, 32(6), 661-663.