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  • unsteady
  • Children with A-T may begin staggering and appear unsteady (called ataxia) shortly after learning to walk. (cancer.net)
  • A-T is suspected whenever a child develops signs of ataxia, meaning unsteady walking. (cancer.net)
  • neurologic
  • This research is being done to find out if Baclofen, a medicine that is often used for the treatment of abnormal stiffness, might also be useful to treat some of the neurologic problems caused by ataxia telangiectasia (A-T). The investigators also want to find out if there are better ways to measure the problems of ataxia and abnormal eye movement for future studies of medication in ataxia telangiectasia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • nervous system
  • Ataxia telangiectasia (ah-TAX-ee-uh tel-AN-jeck-TAY-zhuh) is a rare childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems. (novanthealth.org)
  • People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. (healthtap.com)
  • Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. (healthtap.com)
  • spider
  • Telangiectasias (tiny, red 'spider' veins), which appear in the corners of the eyes or on the surface of the ears and cheeks, are characteristic of the disease, but are not always present and generally do not appear in the first years of life. (cancer.gov)
  • Tiny red "spider" veins (telangiectasias) in the corners of the eyes or on the ears and cheeks. (novanthealth.org)