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 299 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of Autoantibodies and the Efficacy of Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Cerebellar Ataxia.
 

Author(s): Kazunori Nanri, Misaki Okuma, Saki Sato, Makoto Yoneda, Takeshi Taguchi, Hiroshi Mitoma, Junji Yamada, Sakae Unezaki, Tetsuo Nagatani, Shiho Otsubo, Mayumi Sugawara, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Hidehiro Mizusawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(5):449-54.

 

Autoimmune cerebellar ataxias were recently reported to be treatable. However, the proportion of patients with cortical cerebellar atrophy of unknown etiology with autoimmune-associated cerebellar ataxia and the actual effectiveness of immunotherapy in these diseases remain unknown.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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UBA5 Mutations Cause a New Form of Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia.
 

Author(s): Ranhui Duan, Yuting Shi, Li Yu, Gehan Zhang, Jia Li, Yunting Lin, Jifeng Guo, Junling Wang, Lu Shen, Hong Jiang, Guanghui Wang, Beisha Tang

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Autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia (ARCA) comprises a large and heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders. For many affected patients, the genetic cause remains undetermined. Through whole-exome sequencing, we identified compound heterozygous mutations in ubiquitin-like ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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Radiographic occult cerebellar germinoma presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy.
 

Author(s): Noriaki Minami, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Hidehito Kimura, Takanori Hirose, Tatsuya Mori, Masahiro Maeyama, Hiroaki Sekiya, Takeshi Uenaka, Satoshi Nakamizo, Hiroaki Nagashima, Katsu Mizukawa, Tomoo Itoh, Takashi Sasayama, Eiji Kohmura

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Although the usefulness of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) for detecting basal ganglia germinoma has been reported, the technique is not widely used. We recently encountered an unusual case of primary cerebellar germinoma, presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2016

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

'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 ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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'Medusa head ataxia': the expanding spectrum of Purkinje cell antibodies in autoimmune cerebellar ataxia. Part 2: Anti-PKC-gamma, anti-GluR-delta2, anti-Ca/ARHGAP26 and anti-VGCC.
 

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 ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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'Medusa-head ataxia': the expanding spectrum of Purkinje cell antibodies in autoimmune cerebellar ataxia. Part 1: Anti-mGluR1, anti-Homer-3, anti-Sj/ITPR1 and anti-CARP VIII.
 

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 ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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Augmenting Balance in Individuals With Cerebellar Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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Sporadic Degenerative Ataxia With Adult Onset: Natural History Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Late Onset Sporadic Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2016

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