Excessive blinking and ataxia in a child with occult neuroblastoma and voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies.


A previously healthy 9-year-old girl presented with a 10-day history of slowly progressive unsteadiness, slurred speech, and behavior change. On examination there was cerebellar ataxia and dysarthria, excessive blinking, subtle perioral myoclonus, and labile mood. The finding of oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid prompted paraneoplastic… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2690

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