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What is Westphal-Leyden ataxia?

What is Westphal-Leyden ataxia?

  • Westphal-Leyden ataxia: A form of ataxia that starts in childhood and is associated with symptoms such as vomiting, vertigo, rigid muscles, seizures, mental disorder, loss of control over voluntary movements and dementia. Death generally occurs within a decade of onset of symptoms.

Westphal-Leyden ataxia: Introduction

Types of Westphal-Leyden ataxia:

Broader types of Westphal-Leyden ataxia:

How serious is Westphal-Leyden ataxia?

Prognosis of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: death within 10 years
Complications of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: see complications of Westphal-Leyden ataxia

What causes Westphal-Leyden ataxia?

Causes of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: see causes of Westphal-Leyden ataxia

What are the symptoms of Westphal-Leyden ataxia?

Symptoms of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: see symptoms of Westphal-Leyden ataxia

Complications of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: see complications of Westphal-Leyden ataxia

Onset of Westphal-Leyden ataxia: childhood

Westphal-Leyden ataxia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Westphal-Leyden ataxia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Westphal-Leyden ataxia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Westphal-Leyden ataxia: Medical Geneticist, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Westphal-Leyden ataxia.
Treatments for Westphal-Leyden ataxia: see treatments for Westphal-Leyden ataxia

Name and Aliases of Westphal-Leyden ataxia

Main name of condition: Westphal-Leyden ataxia

Other names or spellings for Westphal-Leyden ataxia:

Westphal ataxia, Leyden ataxia, Goekay-Tuekel ataxia acute, chorea-akinetic-rigidity variety

Westphal-Leyden ataxia: Related Conditions

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