Opsoclonus: An early sign of neonatal herpes encephalitis

Stanley Krolczyk, Esperanza Pacheco, Pablo Valencia, Oscar Papazian, Karina Yelin, Israel Alfonso

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Preferential involvement of certain central nervous systems areas by specific viruses provides a valuable guide to the selection of antiviral agents. We report a neonate that developed opsoclonus 7 days prior to the diagnosis of herpes simplex type 2 cerebellitis. The course of the opsoclonus paralleled the clinical course and radiologic evolution of the infection. The purpose of this report is to describe opsoclonus as a possible early sign of herpes simplex type 2 central nervous system infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of child neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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