Cerebellar Ataxia

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Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebellar Ataxia is a condition in which damage, degeneration, or loss of nerve cells in the cerebellum (part of the brain that controls movement), results in balance problems and difficulty coordinating complex movements (ataxia). Cerebellar ataxia can be caused by: spinal cord or nerve damage, head trauma, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, tumors, or complications from chickenpox. Symptoms of this condition may include poor coordination, change in speech, involuntary eye movements, and difficulty with fine motor skills. There is no specific treatment for this condition, but symptoms can be alleviated by using adaptive devices (such as canes or modified eating utensils), and therapy (physical, speech, etc.).

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 309 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia Induced by Nivolumab.
 

Author(s): Reina Kawamura, Eiichiro Nagata, Masako Mukai, Yoichi Ohnuki, Tomohiko Matsuzaki, Kana Ohiwa, Tomoki Nakagawa, Mitsutomo Kohno, Ryota Masuda, Masayuki Iwazaki, Shunya Takizawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(24):3357-3359.

 

A 54-year-old woman with adenocarcinoma of the lung and lymph node metastasis experienced nystagmus and cerebellar ataxia 2 weeks after initiating nivolumab therapy. An evaluation for several autoimmune-related antibodies and paraneoplastic syndrome yielded negative results. We eventually ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Rare Case of Cerebellar Ataxia Due to Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel and Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Annunziata, Pamela Lobo, Cristian Carbuccia

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BACKGROUND Autoimmune cerebellar ataxia can be paraneoplastic in nature or can occasionally present without evidence of an ongoing malignancy. The detection of specific autoantibodies has been statistically linked to different etiologies. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old African-American ...

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Acute Cerebellar Ataxia Associated with Anti-glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies Mimicking Miller Fisher Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hideto Nakajima, Takafumi Hosokawa, Kazushi Yamane, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2018 Jan;57(2):269-271.

 

We herein report the case of a 53-year-old man with cerebellar ataxia with anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody (GAD-Ab) who mimicked Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). He developed ophthalmoplegia, diplopia, and gait ataxia for one week. The serum and cerebrospinal fluid GAD-Ab titers ...

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Does modulation of the endocannabinoid system have potential therapeutic utility in cerebellar ataxia?
 

Author(s): G J Stephens

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2016 08;594(16):4631-41.

 

Cerebellar ataxias represent a spectrum of disorders which are, however, linked by common symptoms of motor incoordination and typically associated with deficiency in Purkinje cell firing activity and, often, degeneration. Cerebellar ataxias currently lack a curative agent. The endocannabinoid ...

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Are Type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors a viable therapeutic target for the treatment of cerebellar ataxia?
 

Author(s): Emmet M Power, Natalya A English, Ruth M Empson

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2016 08;594(16):4643-52.

 

The cerebellum is a key brain structure for accurate coordination of sensory and motor function. Compared with other brain regions, the cerebellum expresses a particularly high level of Type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR1). In this review we aim to explore the significance ...

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'Medusa head ataxia': the expanding spectrum of Purkinje cell antibodies in autoimmune cerebellar ataxia. Part 3: Anti-Yo/CDR2, anti-Nb/AP3B2, PCA-2, anti-Tr/DNER, other antibodies, diagnostic pitfalls, summary and outlook.
 

Author(s): S Jarius, B Wildemann

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Serological testing for anti-neural autoantibodies is important in patients presenting with idiopathic cerebellar ataxia, since these autoantibodies may indicate cancer, determine treatment and predict prognosis. While some of them target nuclear antigens present in all or most CNS ...

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Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation of the Dentate Nucleus on Cerebellar Ataxia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017

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Cerebellar Non-invasive Stimulation in Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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