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Brief Communications
December 1983

Cerebellar Lesion in Myoclonic Encephalopathy of Infants

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics (Dr Willis), Neurosurgery (Dr Collada), and Radiology (Dr Robertson), Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(13):818-819. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050120068011

• The syndrome of opsoclonus and polymyoclonus developed in an infant who had acute meningoencephalitis with ataxia. A low-density cerebellar lesion was noted by computed tomography, subsequently resolving with residual cerebellar atrophy. The infant recovered completely, except for a mild intention tremor. This was the first documentation, to our knowledge, of an acute cerebellar lesion in this syndrome.