acute cerebellar ataxia

acute cerebellar ataxia

[ə′kyüt ‚ser·ə′bel·ər ə′tak· sē·ə]
(medicine)
A severe childhood syndrome of sudden onset characterized by muscular incoordination, impaired articulation, oscillations of the eyeballs, and decreased intraocular pressure.
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The most common causes are post-infectious acute cerebellar ataxia, toxin ingestion and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Cerebellitis, or acute cerebellar ataxia, is an inflammatory process of the cerebellar white matter that occasionally is manifested after systemic viral or bacterial infections (8).
A case of subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis with acute cerebellar ataxia [in Japanese].
Infections that primarily result in cerebellar dysfunction are rare, with the most common being acute cerebellar ataxia of childhood that has been attributed to various viruses including echo, Coxsackie groups A and B, Epstein-Barr, and herpes simplex.
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.
The most common causes are postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia, toxin ingestion and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Initial diagnoses were viral meningitis (60 patients), encephalitis (20), acute cerebellar ataxia (12), acute transverse myelitis (1), and Guillain-Barre syndrome (1).
Johnny Hoffman, 7, of Pasadena, who thanks to the care of specialists has recovered from acute cerebellar ataxia, which is a swelling of the brain
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