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Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS)

Is a rare neurological disorder with unknown causes which appears to be the result of an autoimmune process involving the nervous system.
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Kaitlyn Clauss

on 6 May 2010

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Transcript of Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS)

Opsoclonus Mycolonus Syndrome(OMS) Signs and symptoms -rapid, involuntary, un predictable fast eye movements -brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle -a language disorder in which there is an impairment of speech

-mutism -Fatigue -a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness -drooling -strabismus (a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other) -vomiting -sleep disturbances Treatment There is no known definitive cure for OMS. several drugs have proven to be effective in its treatment. steroid hormones Chemotherapy azathioprine
~is a drug that suppresses the immune system Trazodone, an be used for sleep problems Do you have the Disease? In most cases OMS starts with an acute flare-up of physical symptoms within days or weeks Some less obvious symptoms such as irritability and malaise may begin weeks or months earlier In an autoimmune disorder the body attacks its own healthy cells. OMS results from an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies are responding to either a viral infection or a tumor called a neuroblastoma. In either case, the antibodies end up attacking the brain cells as well, and this causes the damage that produces the symptoms. Why Does OMS happen? If i have it, Who do i call? Tel: (301)519-3194 of Genetic and Rare Diseases Fun Facts of the day OMS is rare, affecting as few as 1 in 10,000,000 people per year. What is OMS? Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare neurological disorder which causes jerky, uncoordinated movements of the eyes and body. The cause is unknown.
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