Does the Acute Cerebellitis Play a Role in the Neurocognitive Profile of a Child After its Onset?

  • Heloisa Martinez Furniel
  • Flávia Heloísa Santos
  • Jose Javier Berenguer-Pina
  • Fernanda Maria Paes Milanese Rodrigues
Palavras-chave: Language, arithmetic, acute cerebellitis, neuropsychology, learning


This study aimed to present the neuropsychological assessment of MC, a seven-year-old girl, who was diagnosed with acute viral cer-
ebellitis. The protocol included cognitive tests, stress and mood scales, behavioral observation, and interviews with family and school.
In the neuropsychological assessment, difficulties in crystallized skills, especially in language and numerical cognition domains, were
observed. The results of the neuropsychological assessment were discussed to detail her neurocognitive profile and verify to what extent
her impairment could be attributed to the acute viral cerebellitis.