Non-paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia associated with voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibodies is a rare entity with only few cases reported in literature. We describe a 60year-old man with subacute cerebellar ataxia and subclinical Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in whom VGCC antibodies were detected at high titer in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Screening for underlying malignancies was negative. Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment led to the improvement of clinical picture and reduction of serum antibody titer over a 13-month follow-up period. We emphasize that VGCC antibodies should be included in the diagnostic work-up of patients with subacute cerebellar ataxia and that treatment with IVIG can improve the clinical picture and prevent disability.
Ophthalmoplegia without ataxia, areflexia or both has been designated as atypical Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) or acute ophthalmoplegia (AO). This entity, first reported by Chiba et al. is associated with anti-GQ1b IgG antibodies.We report a patient with isolated acute ophthalmoplegia with high titer of anti-GQ1b IgG antibody activity in the acute phase in whom treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) led to the clinical recovery and the decrease in antibody titer.
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