Cerebral Palsy Ataxic

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Cerebral Palsy Ataxic

Ataxia is the least common form of cerebral palsy (observed in 5-10% of cases of cerebral palsy). It is caused by damage to the cerebellum, the balance center of the brain. Individuals with ataxic cerebral palsy experience problems with balance, including shakiness (tremors) in hands and arms. Ataxia can also affect the legs, speech, and eyes, though individuals may be affected differently. Symptoms include slow motor development inability to reach major developmental milestones. Ataxia may affect adults differently than children. It is most commonly a birth defect, but can also develop following meningitis or head trauma. There is no cure for any type of cerebral palsy, but there are a number of different treatmants that have been proven to control symptoms in the short term.

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy Ataxic" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

De novo point mutations in patients diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Ricardo Parolin Schnekenberg, Emma M Perkins, Jack W Miller, Wayne I L Davies, Maria Cristina D'Adamo, Mauro Pessia, Katherine A Fawcett, David Sims, Elodie Gillard, Karl Hudspith, Paul Skehel, Jonathan Williams, Mary O'Regan, Sandeep Jayawant, Rosalind Jefferson, Sarah Hughes, Andrea Lustenberger, Jiannis Ragoussis, Mandy Jackson, Stephen J Tucker, Andrea H NĂ©meth

Journal: Brain. 2015 Jul;138(Pt 7):1817-32.

 

Cerebral palsy is a sporadic disorder with multiple likely aetiologies, but frequently considered to be caused by birth asphyxia. Genetic investigations are rarely performed in patients with cerebral palsy and there is little proven evidence of genetic causes. As part of a large project ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015

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A gene for ataxic cerebral palsy maps to chromosome 9p12-q12.
 

Author(s): D P McHale, A P Jackson, Campbell, M I Levene, P Corry, C G Woods, N J Lench, R F Mueller, A F Markham

Journal: Eur. J. Hum. Genet.. 2000 Apr;8(4):267-72.

 

Cerebral palsy (CP) has an incidence of approximately 1 in 750 births, although this varies between ethnic groups. Genetic forms of the disease account for about 2% of cases in most countries, but contribute a larger proportion in certain sub-types of the condition and in populations ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2000

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Minor congenital anomalies and ataxic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): G Miller

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child.. 1989 Apr;64(4):557-62.

 

The incidence of minor congenital anomalies was examined in 36 patients with ataxic cerebral palsy, in unaffected family members, and in 100 unrelated control subjects. None of the control subjects or family members had more than four anomalies, and 25 of 36 (69%) of the patients ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 1989

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