cerebellar ataxia


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cerebellar ataxia

[‚ser·ə′bel·ər ā′tak·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Incoordination of muscles due to disease of the cerebellum.
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DiMauro and his colleagues still haven't pinpointed the genetic defect that causes the CoQ10 deficiency in familial cerebellar ataxia, but the disease does appear to be hereditary.
10,12] Brain attack of this vessel causes ipsilateral cerebellar ataxia, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech and contralateral loss of pain and thermal sensation.
CAG repeat expansion in the TATA box binding protein gene causes autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia.
pneumoniae infection (1,2), manifesting as meningoencephalitis, cerebellar ataxia (3), brainstem disease (4), transverse myelitis (5), polyradiculitis (4,6), or cranial nerve palsies (4,6).
Neurologic problems, such as cerebellar ataxia, epilepsy, neuropathy, dementia, chronic headache, developmental delay (autism), and learning disorders (ADHD), have been reported in association with gluten sensitivity.
The reported clinical features include generalised convulsions, acute confusional state, psychosis, tremors, cerebellar ataxia, motor aphasia, and generalised myoclonus (2,3).
Mrs Smee said her sister suffered from cerebellar ataxia, which is a rare but progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and causes unsteadiness and a lack of co-ordination.
Friedreich ataxia (FA) is an autosomal recessive spinocerebellar syndrome with onset before age 25, characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, areflexia, sensory loss in lower limbs, pyramidal weakness, and Babinski signs (1).
1,5-13] Generally, all these effects are reversible and disappear after a reduction in dosage or cessation of the drug, except for chronic cerebellar ataxia secondary to long-term phenytoin intake, which is considered to be irreversible.
My gratitude for the extraordinary care my son received--and that of many others--now has a home in the Ambassador Program," said Christina Hoffman, Ambassador Program Co-Chair and mother to Johnny, 7, who suffered acute cerebellar ataxia two years ago and had to relearn to walk, talk and even swallow.
Mrs Z, who has adult children, was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia in 1997.

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