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August 1992

Mumps-Associated Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Cohen, Ashkenazi, Nussinovitch, Amir, and Frydman) and Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (Dr Hart), Golda Medical Center, Hasharon Hospital, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(8):930-931. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160200052025

• During a mumps outbreak between 1987 and 1988, six children presented with symptoms of acute cerebellar involvement as the sole neurologic complication. The neurologic symptoms followed parotitis and lasted for up to 3 weeks. Serologic evidence was suggestive of recent mumps infection. Symptoms spontaneously resolved in all patients without any residual signs or symptoms during 2- to 2.5-year follow-up.

(AJDC. 1992;146:930-931)