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2020 Jul 30


Characteristics of Acute Nystagmus in the Pediatric Emergency Department.


Garone G, Suppiej A, Vanacore N, La Penna F, Parisi P, Calistri L, Palmieri A, Verrotti A, Poletto E, Rossetti A, Cordelli D M, Velardita M, D'Alonzo R, De Liso P, Gioè D, Marin M, Zagaroli L, Grosso S, Bonfatti R, Mencaroni E, et al.
Pediatrics. 2020 Jul 30.
PMID: 32732262.


Acute nystagmus (AN) is an uncommon neurologic sign in children presenting to pediatric emergency departments. We described the epidemiology, clinical features, and underlying causes of AN in a large cohort of children, aiming at identifying features associated with higher risk of severe underlying urgent conditions (UCs).