Belgian Journal of Paediatrics
Kinsbourne syndrome as complication of a Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
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Keywords

Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Kinsbourne syndrome
opsomyoclonus-ataxia

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Adouane, L., Hoyoux, M., Frère, J., & Barrea, C. (2023). Kinsbourne syndrome as complication of a Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Belgian Journal of Paediatrics, 25(3), 172–174. Retrieved from http://belgjpaediatrics.be/index.php/bjp/article/view/44

Abstract

Kinsbourne syndrome also known as opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome (OMAS) or more commonly dancing eyes and feet syndrome is a rare neurological disorder. This disorder affects children at an average age of 6 to 36 months. It associates opsomyoclonias and ataxia with  behavioral disturbances. The pathophysiology is not well understood but seems to involve a dysimmunitary process; its etiology is often either paraneoplasic or parainfectious. Spontaneous resolution without immunomodulatory treatment has been described.

We describe here the case of a young five-year-old patient with Kinsbourne syndrome associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniaeinfection.

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