Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Source: Journal Online

2-Year-Old Rosemont Girl Takes On OMS

“Just before Christmas there were more tests — an MRI, a spinal tap and a urine test, which indicated something irregular. Kate was having trouble standing and sitting and crawling. She was referred to the emergency room at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the day after Super Bowl Sunday.

The diagnosis was opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS), a neurological condition that causes jerky movements. She was treated with IVIG, injections of good antibodies which counteracted “bad” antibodies which had gotten into her system and attached to her brain, her father said.”

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