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2nd Edition of International Conference

and Expo on Clinical Microbiology

June 23-24, 2023 | Rome, Italy

ICCM 2022

Shikhar Tripathi

Speaker at Clinical Microbiology 2022 - Shikhar Tripathi
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, India
Title : Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia syndrome in a HIV patient as a rare presentation of CSF escape


CSF escape is an uncommon phenomenon seen in patients where there is discordance in Plasma and CSF viral load. Its presentation can vary from being asymptomatic to cognitive dysfunction and can also be associated with opportunistic CNS infection. Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia is very rare entity usually associated with neuroblastoma and viral illness. This syndrome has not been describes as a presentation of CSF Viral escape. Here, we present a case of Opsoclonus Myocolnus Ataxia Syndrome (OMAS) in People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), associated with CSF Escape. Moreover, in this lecture, we're providing a postulation for the plausible cause behind CSF escape leading to the OMAS.
What will audience learn from your presentation?
• The audience will learn about Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia syndrome, which in itself is a rare presentation..
• The audience will learn about CSF escape, which is an even rarer finding, especially for HIV infection.
• This presentation will focus on our case where we analyse and review the data and literature available on the topic, which shall definitely help the audience with their future researches.
• This presentation will include hypothesis/theory for the mechanism of precipitation of this rare phenomenon, that has only been reported a handful number of times in the history of medical research.
• This presentation will be providing an amalgamation of essential information on the aforementioned topic, that shall prove to be very helpful for the audience.


Shikhar Tripathi is a medical student, a researcher and an author. Even as a student, he has published multiple research as well as review articles, which have received global acclaim, and has authored two medical reference books. One of his articles, where he gave a hypothesis on vertical transmission of COVID-19 from pregnant mother to fetus, was well acclaimed world wide and even got featured by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in their repository and also got featured amongst the references on COVID-19 researches, on Wikipedia. He has been a guest speaker for the Young Researcher's Forum at International Conference on Diabetes, Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome 2020, International Conference on COPD and Asthma 2021, International Conference on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2021 and Diabetes Conclave, 2021.