Intravenous Immunoglobulin: A Good Choice for Acute Cerebellar Ataxia Associated with Varicella


Kilavuz F. G. , Ekici A., Onur H., Ekici D., Orcan C. G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSCIENCES, vol.13, no.4, pp.512-513, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/jpn.jpn_79_18
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.512-513

Abstract

Postinfectious cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of acute ataxia in childhood. The most frequently associated viral agent is varicella. Acute cerebellar ataxia is considered benign, and its symptoms usually diminish within several weeks. We describe a 5-year-old boy who developed gait disorder and garble speech 2 weeks after chicken pox and who was successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin.