Opsoclonus myoclonus, or Kinsburn's encephalopathy, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in which the cerebellum and its connections are affected. The pathology is also called "dancing" eye syndrome because of the chaotic movement of the eyeballs. Other characteristic signs include myoclonic contractions of different muscle groups as well as movement coordination disorders.
This neurological syndrome is rarely diagnosed. Children are more often affected than adults, and girls and boys are equally susceptible to the pathology.
Among the characteristic signs of the disease is opsoclonus, which is manifested by chaotic and rapid movements of the eyeballs horizontally, vertically, or in a circle. Opsoclonus is often accompanied by rapid movements of the eyelids.
The patient is also disturbed by myoclonic twitches of the limbs or body muscles. Sudden muscle contractions can affect the lips, eyelids, and other parts of the face. Other symptoms of the disease include:
• impairment of movement coordination;
• excessive excitability;
• problems with sleep, insomnia;
• sudden change of mood;
• tremors, etc.
If you find at least some of these symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor for a consultation.