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Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Introduction

Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Persons with spinocerebellar ataxia, of which there are several types, experience a degeneration of the spinal cord and the cerebellum, the small fissured mass at the base of the ... more about Spinocerebellar Ataxia.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia: A condition characterised by a failure of muscle coordination due to pathology arising in the spinocerebellar tract of the spinal cord. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spinocerebellar Ataxia is available below.

Symptoms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Deaths

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Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Complications

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Causes of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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Disease Topics Related To Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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Clinical Trials for Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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Article Excerpts about Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Persons with spinocerebellar ataxia, of which there are several types, experience a degeneration of the spinal cord and the cerebellum, the small fissured mass at the base of the brain, behind the brain stem. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Spinocerebellar Ataxia:

A group of dominantly inherited, predominately late-onset, cerebellar ataxias which have been divided into multiple subtypes based on clinical features and genetic mapping. Progressive ataxia is a central feature of these conditions, and in certain subtypes POLYNEUROPATHY; DYSARTHRIA; visual loss; and other disorders may develop. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch65, pp 12-17; J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1998 Jun;57(6):531-43) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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