We report the 1 year follow-up of 3 children affected by non-paraneoplastic Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) resistant to conventional therapies (steroids, ACTH and intravenous immunoglobulins) who were treated with an anti CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab). Treatment response was recorded on the basis of an international score at 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Despite the long disease duration and the numerous previously administered treatments, all patients underwent rapid and persistent neurological recovery following rituximab administration, thus suggesting a potential role of this drug even in pre-treated patients.
- Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome
- Paraneoplastic syndromes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health