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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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It may show a homogeneous mass effect due the cerebellar swelling 1,4. HAART was started in and the virological and immunological response was excellent. Four of the patients had optic nerve changes suggesting increased intracranial pressure, and ccerebellitis 2 cases lumbar puncture demonstrated increased pressure 28 and 24 cm of water.

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

Reply to Wasko et al. A few days after the initiation of treatment, neurological symptoms gradually improved, and they disappeared entirely within 2 weeks. BFluid-attenuated inversion recovery FLAIR image showing increased signal intensity of bihemispheral cerebellar cortex with mild swelling.

Infections may need to be treated with antibiotics. Moreover, the feasibility of an early definite diagnosis by PCR analysis could help investigators determine whether there is a trend toward the reduced severity of HSV-related cerebellltis alterations, with less severe forms of the diseases and better outcomes [ 26 ]. Table 3 Clinical presentation and microbiological results of the 6 children with AC. In 24 of 31 cases, cedebellitis system involvement occurred during or immediately after an infection: In any case, since we demonstrated that acufe with pathological brain CT or MRI on admission had a higher probability of having long-term neurological sequelae, this sub-set of patients could be the one to select for early and more aggressive treatment.


Acute cerebellar ataxia in childhood: Table 2 Patients characteristics and outcome. VZV was diagnosed on a cerebsllitis basis since sierological tests to confirm Chickenpox are not necessary.

When direct invasion by a specific micro-organism is suspected, appropriate antimicrobial and antiviral treatment should be started immediately [ 6 ]. In each case, the following data were collected: An Pediatr Barc ; 68 1: Hemispatial neglect Facial weakness Hyperreflexia Pronator drift.

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If cerebellar signs are present, the differential diagnosis of cerebellitis is limited and MRI of the brain is needed to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other diagnoses. A more complicated test that is performed for research analysis of the disease is to isolate viruses from the Cerrbellitis cerebrospinal fluid. Nevertheless, another unknown pathogen or an auto-immune cause may play a role. Support Center Support Center.

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

He described cases of acute ataxia as follows:. So we analyzed all the data in order to find the risk factors and the early predictive signs of adverse outcome but such evaluation did not show a correlation between sequelae and clinical manifestations or therapeutic strategies, or CSF findings.

A year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, nausea, and photophobia, and was diagnosed as having a migraine attack. If you are a former subscriber or have registered before, please log in first and then click select a Service Plan or contact Subscriber Services.

Neurosurgical intervention may be necessary to prevent brain herniation. Studies exploring clinical data able to predict neuroimaging abnormalities could be useful in this selection. At admission to the hospital, cognition was intact, but there was mild dysarthria. Maria Luisa Galli, Email: Maria Luisa Melzi, Email: One month after the initiation of treatment, MRI findings demonstrated a marked decrease of the diffuse hyperintense signal in both patients. Magn Reson Med Sci. Severe complications of chickenpox in hospitalised children in the UK and Ireland.


Epstein-Barr virus cerebellitis presenting as obstructive hydrocephalus. Heininger U, Seward JF. Your comment will be reviewed and published at the journal’s discretion. Cerebrospinal fluid CSF examination showed an elevated leukocyte count and protein. Epidemiology of hospital admissions for chickenpox in children: Such lesions are unusual in other brain areas, and, to our knowledge, isolated cerebellar involvement has never been reported. Results of liver and renal function tests were within normal ranges.

This article includes discussion of acute cerebellar ataxia in childrenacute cerebellitis, and acute postinfectious cerebellitis. Discussion and conclusions Acute cerebellitis in adults is a rare entity with a wide range in etiology, clinical presentation and outcome. Treatment was decided independently case by case. Lee S, Le S. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

However cerebellitix the report cited in our work matched properly with our criteria ie AC in children with Varicella. Occupational or physical therapy may also alleviate lack of coordination.