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

Disruptive SCYL1 Mutations Underlie a Syndrome Characterized by Recurrent Episodes of Liver Failure, Peripheral Neuropathy, Cerebellar Atrophy, and Ataxia.
 

Author(s): Wolfgang M Schmidt, S Lane Rutledge, Rebecca Schüle, Benjamin Mayerhofer, Stephan Züchner, Eugen Boltshauser, Reginald E Bittner

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2015 Dec;97(6):855-61.

 

Hereditary ataxias comprise a group of genetically heterogeneous disorders characterized by clinically variable cerebellar dysfunction and accompanied by involvement of other organ systems. The molecular underpinnings for many of these diseases are widely unknown. Previously, we discovered ...

Last Updated: 7 Dec 2015

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Idiopathic very late-onset cerebellar ataxia: a Brazilian case series.
 

Author(s): Hélio A G Teive, Mariana Moscovich, Adriana Moro, Marina Farah, Walter O Arruda, Renato P Munhoz

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Nov;73(11):903-5.

 

The authors present a Brazilian case series of eight patients with idiopathic very-late onset (mean 75.5 years old) cerebellar ataxia, featuring predominantly gait ataxia, associated with cerebellar atrophy.

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2015

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Alkaline Ceramidase 3 Deficiency Results in Purkinje Cell Degeneration and Cerebellar Ataxia Due to Dyshomeostasis of Sphingolipids in the Brain.
 

Author(s): Kai Wang, Ruijuan Xu, Jennifer Schrandt, Prithvi Shah, Yong Z Gong, Chet Preston, Louis Wang, Jae Kyo Yi, Chih-Li Lin, Wei Sun, Demetri D Spyropoulos, Soyoung Rhee, Mingsong Li, Jie Zhou, Shaoyu Ge, Guofeng Zhang, Ashley J Snider, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid, Cungui Mao

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Dyshomeostasis of both ceramides and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in the brain has been implicated in aging-associated neurodegenerative disorders in humans. However, mechanisms that maintain the homeostasis of these bioactive sphingolipids in the brain remain unclear. Mouse alkaline ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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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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Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy BMMNC in Cerebellar Ataxia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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SPATAX: Clinical and Genetic Analysis of Cerebellar Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxias; Spastic Paraplegias

 

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2012

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Natural History Study of and Genetic Modifiers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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