Abstract. Cerebellar disorders due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection are rare and always associated with herpes simplex encephalitis. We report 2 cases . This article includes discussion of acute cerebellar ataxia (in children), acute cerebellitis, and acute postinfectious cerebellitis. The foregoing. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a syndrome that occurs in previously well children, often presenting Acute cerebellar ataxia, acute cerebellitis, and.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: On the contrary, Hennes et al. Ethics approval and consent to participate Not applicable. When cranial imaging shows hydrocephalus and compression of the fourth ventricle, lumbar puncture should be discouraged. Neurologic varicella complications before routine immunization in Germany.

Log in Sign up. No immune-electrophoresis or assays for auto-immune antibodies were performed.

Acute cerebellitis in adults: a case report and review of the literature

InConnolly and colleagues published the largest series of patients with acute cerebellar ataxia to date, in which they described 73 cwrebellitis patients over a year period Connolly et al Isoniazid neurotoxicity may be prevented by supplementing pyridoxine in patients on dialysis [ 45 ].

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Acute cerebellitis with cerebellar swelling successfully treated with standard dexamethasone treatment. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. It may show a homogeneous mass effect due the cerebellar swelling 1,4.

Electronic supplementary material The online caute of this article Detection of varicella-zoster virus DNA by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid of patient suffering neurological complications associated with chicken pox or herpes zoster. The clinical courses and the MRI findings were similar for our patients but quite different from those described in cases of acute cerebellitis due to other causes, in which foci of edema or demyelination in cerebellar white matter were observed [ 72425 ].

Acute cerebellitis is a rare disease with the majority of cases described in children. If you are a subscriber, please log accute.

It is reported as a complication of several systemic infectious diseases, such as varicella infection chickenpox 6. However only the acufe cited in our work matched properly with our criteria ie AC in children with Varicella. We searched the literature for adult cases of acute cerebellitis.

Acute cerebellar ataxia in children

A literature search identified 32 studies describing 34 episodes of MRI-confirmed acute cerebellitis in adults, occurring between and Fig. While acute cerebellitis in children has been studied extensively, less is known about acute cerebellitis in adults, due to the small number of cases reported [ 3 ].


Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Cereebellitis. An Pediatr Barc ; 68 1: The main limits of this study are the retrospective nature and the lack of neuroimaging follow-up for those with baseline pathological CT-MRI. In cases where an underlying cause is identified, your doctor will treat the underlying cause. Support Center Support Center. The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, Spectrum of centrosome autoantibodies in childhood varicella and post-varicella acute zcute ataxia.

Cereellitis year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, nausea, and photophobia, and was diagnosed as having a migraine attack.

Acute cerebellitis in children: an eleven year retrospective multicentric study in Italy

This article includes discussion of acute cerebellar ataxia in childrenacute cerebellitis, and acute postinfectious cerebellitis. MRI findings in acute cerebellitis.

In This Article Introduction. Treatment was decided independently case by case. Sudden death from fulminant acute cerebellitis. Retrieved 7 September Please review our privacy policy.