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Unusual cerebellar ataxia: “worm wobble” revisited
  1. R Shroff,
  2. B Houston
  1. Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R Shroff, 65 Cholmley Gardens, West Hampstead, London NW6 1AJ, UK;


We present an unusual case of cerebellar ataxia in a 2 year old girl several days after treatment with piperazine citrate for suspected worm infestation. This is the first reported case of delayed onset neurotoxicity following the therapeutic administration of piperazine in a previously well child.

  • piperazine
  • ataxia
  • neurotoxicity
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