Cerebellar Degeneration

Common Name(s)

Cerebellar Degeneration

Cerebellar degeneration refers to the deterioration of neurons in the cerebellum (the area of the brain that controls muscle coordination and balance). Conditions that cause cerebellar degeneration may also affect other areas of the central nervous system, such as the spinal cord, the cerebral cortex, and the brain stem. Signs and symptoms of cerebellar degeneration may include a wide-based, uncoordinated walk; a back and forth tremor in the trunk of the body; uncoordinated movements of the arms and legs; slow and slurred speech; and nystagmus. Cerebellar degeneration can be caused by a variety of factors including inherited gene changes (mutations), chronic alcohol abuse, and paraneoplastic disorders. Treatment for cerebellar degeneration varies depending on the underlying cause.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cerebellar Degeneration" returned 118 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic and pharmacological evidence implicates cathepsins in Niemann-Pick C cerebellar degeneration.
 

Author(s): Chan Chung, Prasanth Puthanveetil, Daniel S Ory, Andrew P Lieberman

Journal: Hum. Mol. Genet.. 2016 Apr;25(7):1434-46.

 

Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC) disease, an autosomal recessive lipid trafficking disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the NPC1 gene, is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration resulting in cognitive impairment, ataxia and early death. Little is known about the cellular pathways ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2016

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Early-stage Alcoholic Cerebellar Degeneration: Diagnostic Imaging Clues.
 

Author(s): Ji Hoon Lee, Sung Hyuk Heo, Dae-il Chang

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 Nov;30(11):1539.

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Anti-Hu Antibody Associated Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration in Head and Neck Cancer.
 

Author(s): Florian Huemer, Thomas Melchardt, Wolfgang Tränkenschuh, Daniel Neureiter, Gerhard Moser, Teresa Magnes, Lukas Weiss, Alexander Schlattau, Clemens Hufnagl, Gerda Ricken, Romana Höftberger, Richard Greil, Alexander Egle

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Paraneoplastic syndromes are most frequently associated with small cell lung carcinoma, hematologic and gynecologic malignancies while reports in head and neck cancer are rare.

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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The terms "Cerebellar Degeneration" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gastric diffuse large B cell lymphoma presenting as paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): K C Lakshmaiah, B K Viveka, N Anil Kumar, Monika L Saini, Sanjib Sinha, Kamal S Saini

Journal: J Egypt Natl Canc Inst. 2013 Dec;25(4):231-5.

 

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a type of paraneoplastic neurological disorder (PND) that is associated with many solid tumors, Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and very rarely with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We report a case of PCD associated with gastric diffuse large ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2013

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A case of follicular lymphoma associated with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration.
 

Author(s): Yayoi Shimazu, Eiko N Minakawa, Momoko Nishikori, Masafumi Ihara, Yuichiro Hashi, Hirofumi Matsuyama, Masakatsu Hishizawa, Sonoyo Yoshida, Toshiyuki Kitano, Tadakazu Kondo, Takayuki Ishikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(11):1387-92.

 

Paraneoplastic neurological disorders (PND) are neurological effects of malignancy that are recognized as immune-mediated disorders caused by aberrant expression of a tumor antigen that is normally expressed in the nervous system. We report a case of cerebellar ataxia which turned ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2012

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A new family of Boucher-Neuhäuser syndrome: coexistence of Holmes type cerebellar atrophy, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and retinochoroidal degeneration: case reports and review of literature.
 

Author(s): K Tojo, M Ichinose, M Nakayama, H Yamamoto, T Hasegawa, Y Kawaguchi, S C Sealfon, O Sakai

Journal: Endocr. J.. 1995 Jun;42(3):367-76.

 

The association of familial hypogonadism with progressive cerebellar ataxia is only rarely encountered, and the exact link between the symptoms remains unknown. We report here two sisters presenting with Holmes type cerebellar ataxia, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and retinochoroidal ...

Last Updated: 19 Oct 1995

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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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Efficacy and Safety Study of Stemchymal® in Polyglutamine Spinocerebellar Ataxia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2016

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FA Clinical Outcome Measures
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Friedreich Ataxia; Neuro-Degenerative Disease

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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