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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Cerebellar ataxia accounts for more than one half of all the neurological complications of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection.(7) Acute varicella-associated cerebellar ataxia occurs primarily in children and is characterized by ataxia with nystagmus, headache, nausea, vomiting, and nuchal rigidity.(4)(7) The symptoms of varicella encephalitis may begin as early as 11 days before and up to 21 days after the onset of the rash.(2)(7)
Absence of mutations in ATM, the gene responsible for ataxia telangiectasia in patients with cerebellar ataxia. J Neurol.
Mr Burke, who suffers from cerebellar ataxia, said of the ruling, 'Obviously I am disappointed that I have not got all that I wished for.
Mr Burke, who suffers from cerebellar ataxia, had feared reaching the point where, unable to communicate, he would take two to three weeks to die of starvation or thirst.
Leslie Burke, aged 44, has the degenerative brain condition cerebellar ataxia.
Leslie Burke, who has brain condition cerebellar ataxia, won't be able to communicate as his health gets worse.
Burke has cerebellar ataxia, a progressive condition like multiple sclerosis that leads to a loss of motor control.
Three cases requiring rehabilitation included an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old with severe cerebellar ataxia and a 5-year-old who developed brain damage after an asthma exacerbation.
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.
These symptoms may include vertigo, nausea, vomiting, nystagmus, tinnitus, ipsilateral cerebellar ataxia and Homer's syndrome, contralateral loss of pain and temperature sense of the arm, trunk and leg.[4]

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