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In the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers from Italy describe four patients with locked-in syndrome who also had dancing eye syndrome (opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome).
"The study by Pistoia and colleagues has a potential profound impact for treatment of patients with locked-in syndrome and opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome," writes Dr. Sirven.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Web site, OMS is a rare neurological disorder characterized by myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid eye movements).
In addition, Acthar is not indicated for, but is used in treating patients with infantile spasms ( "IS"), a rare form of refractory childhood epilepsy, and opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a rare autoimmune-related childhood neurological disorder.