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Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Introduction

Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) refers to a group of ataxias characterized by progressive neurological degeneration affecting the ... more about Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy.

Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: A group of diseases progressive degeneration occurs in a particular area of the brain (olivopontocerebellar area) which results in various neurological symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy is available below.

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Causes of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

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Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see more »

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Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

Prognosis for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Slow progression. Typically death within 20 years.

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Article Excerpts about Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) refers to a group of ataxias characterized by progressive neurological degeneration affecting the cerebellum, the pons and the inferior olives. OPCA may be classified based on clinical, genetic, or neuropathological findings; thus, there are many classifications of the disorder. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy:

Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy, or a subtype of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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