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Causes Of Opsoclonus
Rare: Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid, horizontal and vertical eye movements). Other symptoms may include dysphasia (difficulty speaking), dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), lethargy, irritability, malaise. It occurs in viral illnesses and tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opsoclonus myoclonus: This is a syndrome with very abnormal eye movements and unsteadiness/impaired balance. The causes are differnt depending on the age. It often indicated a tumor called neurobalstoma in children. It may indicate another kind of cancer in adults such as lung cancer. It is an immune mediated neurological condition. Treatment will be treatment of thee unbderlying condition or tumor. ...Read more
Is opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia a genetic problem, if coming from breast cancer. My gran got it after breast cancer. I have autoimmune problems and was wondering, if it is a one off thing or genetic.
Clarification: Most often associated with childhood hemangioblastoma, but can be seen with other conditions on a far less frequent basis. Likely not a clearcut autoimmune condition but more likely secondary to a paraneoplastic effect of a tumor, essentially a toxic response at a distance. Hard to say if truly genetic susceptibility and unlikely that you might be at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more
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For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause(s)?
hair loss: Loss of hair can be due to a number of medical issues and the list is a long one. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or at least a referral from your primary care md for further evaluation. ...Read more