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 314 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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Idiopathic cerebellar ataxia (IDCA): Diagnostic criteria and clinical analyses of 63 Japanese patients.
 

Author(s): Kunihiro Yoshida, Satoshi Kuwabara, Katsuya Nakamura, Ryuta Abe, Akira Matsushima, Minako Beppu, Yoshitaka Yamanaka, Yuji Takahashi, Hidenao Sasaki, Hidehiro Mizusawa,

Journal: J. Neurol. Sci.. 2018 Jan;384():30-35.

 

Cortical cerebellar atrophy (CCA) and multiple system atrophy with predominant cerebellar ataxia (MSA-C) are the two major forms of adult-onset sporadic ataxia. Contrary to MSA-C, there are neither diagnostic criteria nor neuroimaging features pathognomonic for CCA. Therefore, it ...

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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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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review of the gait characteristics associated with Cerebellar Ataxia.
 

Author(s): Ellen Buckley, Claudia MazzĂ , Alisdair McNeill

Journal: Gait Posture. 2018 02;60():154-163.

 

Cerebellar Ataxias are a group of gait disorders resulting from dysfunction of the cerebellum, commonly characterised by slowly progressing incoordination that manifests as problems with balance and walking leading to considerable disability. There is increasing acceptance of gait ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Barr humbug: acute cerebellar ataxia due to Epstein-Barr virus.
 

Author(s): Benjamin Davies, Nicholas Machin, Timothy Lavin, Mian Ayaz Ul Haq

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is associated with neurological sequellae, but rarely there is acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) in an adult. We present a novel case of a 26-year-old man, who presented with ACA. He had normal MRI and CSF analysis. Serum testing confirmed active EBV. ...

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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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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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