Cerebellar Ataxia: Incoordination of voluntary movements that occur as a manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES. Characteristic features include a tendency for limb movements to overshoot or undershoot a target (dysmetria), a tremor that occurs during attempted movements (intention TREMOR), impaired force and rhythm of diadochokinesis (rapidly alternating movements), and GAIT ATAXIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p90)Ataxia: Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharynx, larynx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED NUCLEUS; and other conditions.Spinocerebellar Ataxias: A group of dominantly inherited, predominately late-onset, cerebellar ataxias which have been divided into multiple subtypes based on clinical features and genetic mapping. Progressive ataxia is a central feature of these conditions, and in certain subtypes POLYNEUROPATHY; DYSARTHRIA; visual loss; and other disorders may develop. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch65, pp 12-17; J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1998 Jun;57(6):531-43)Spinocerebellar Degenerations: A heterogenous group of degenerative syndromes marked by progressive cerebellar dysfunction either in isolation or combined with other neurologic manifestations. Sporadic and inherited subtypes occur. Inheritance patterns include autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked.Friedreich Ataxia: An autosomal recessive disease, usually of childhood onset, characterized pathologically by degeneration of the spinocerebellar tracts, posterior columns, and to a lesser extent the corticospinal tracts. Clinical manifestations include GAIT ATAXIA, pes cavus, speech impairment, lateral curvature of spine, rhythmic head tremor, kyphoscoliosis, congestive heart failure (secondary to a cardiomyopathy), and lower extremity weakness. Most forms of this condition are associated with a mutation in a gene on chromosome 9, at band q13, which codes for the mitochondrial protein frataxin. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1081; N Engl J Med 1996 Oct 17;335(16):1169-75) The severity of Friedreich ataxia associated with expansion of GAA repeats in the first intron of the frataxin gene correlates with the number of trinucleotide repeats. (From Durr et al, N Engl J Med 1996 Oct 17;335(16):1169-75)Gait Ataxia: Impairment of the ability to coordinate the movements required for normal ambulation (WALKING) which may result from impairments of motor function or sensory feedback. This condition may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES (including CEREBELLAR DISEASES and BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES); SPINAL CORD DISEASES; or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES.Ataxia Telangiectasia: An autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by choreoathetosis beginning in childhood, progressive CEREBELLAR ATAXIA; TELANGIECTASIS of CONJUNCTIVA and SKIN; DYSARTHRIA; B- and T-cell immunodeficiency, and RADIOSENSITIVITY to IONIZING RADIATION. Affected individuals are prone to recurrent sinobronchopulmonary infections, lymphoreticular neoplasms, and other malignancies. Serum ALPHA-FETOPROTEINS are usually elevated. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p688) The gene for this disorder (ATM) encodes a cell cycle checkpoint protein kinase and has been mapped to chromosome 11 (11q22-q23).Cerebellum: The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.Olivopontocerebellar Atrophies: A group of inherited and sporadic disorders which share progressive ataxia in combination with atrophy of the CEREBELLUM; PONS; and inferior olivary nuclei. Additional clinical features may include MUSCLE RIGIDITY; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; RETINAL DEGENERATION; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; DEMENTIA; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and OPHTHALMOPLEGIA. The familial form has an earlier onset (second decade) and may feature spinal cord atrophy. The sporadic form tends to present in the fifth or sixth decade, and is considered a clinical subtype of MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1085)Stiff-Person Syndrome: A condition characterized by persistent spasms (SPASM) involving multiple muscles, primarily in the lower limbs and trunk. The illness tends to occur in the fourth to sixth decade of life, presenting with intermittent spasms that become continuous. Minor sensory stimuli, such as noise and light touch, precipitate severe spasms. Spasms do not occur during sleep and only rarely involve cranial muscles. Respiration may become impaired in advanced cases. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1492; Neurology 1998 Jul;51(1):85-93)Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.Myoclonic Cerebellar Dyssynergia: A condition marked by progressive CEREBELLAR ATAXIA combined with MYOCLONUS usually presenting in the third decade of life or later. Additional clinical features may include generalized and focal SEIZURES, spasticity, and DYSKINESIAS. Autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been reported. Pathologically, the dentate nucleus and brachium conjunctivum of the CEREBELLUM are atrophic, with variable involvement of the spinal cord, cerebellar cortex, and basal ganglia. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1991, Ch37, pp60-1)Cerebellar Diseases: Diseases that affect the structure or function of the cerebellum. Cardinal manifestations of cerebellar dysfunction include dysmetria, GAIT ATAXIA, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Reflex, Abnormal: An abnormal response to a stimulus applied to the sensory components of the nervous system. This may take the form of increased, decreased, or absent reflexes.Apraxias: A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)Machado-Joseph Disease: A dominantly-inherited ATAXIA first described in people of Azorean and Portuguese descent, and subsequently identified in Brazil, Japan, China, and Australia. This disorder is classified as one of the SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIAS (Type 3) and has been associated with a mutation of the MJD1 gene on chromosome 14. Clinical features include progressive ataxia, DYSARTHRIA, postural instability, nystagmus, eyelid retraction, and facial FASCICULATIONS. DYSTONIA is prominent in younger patients (referred to as Type I Machado-Joseph Disease). Type II features ataxia and ocular signs; Type III features MUSCULAR ATROPHY and a sensorimotor neuropathy; and Type IV features extrapyramidal signs combined with a sensorimotor neuropathy. (From Clin Neurosci 1995;3(1):17-22; Ann Neurol 1998 Mar;43(3):288-96)Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.Purkinje Cells: The output neurons of the cerebellar cortex.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Bromisovalum: A sedative and mild hypnotic with potentially toxic effects.Genes, Dominant: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.Trinucleotide Repeats: Microsatellite repeats consisting of three nucleotides dispersed in the euchromatic arms of chromosomes.Nystagmus, Pathologic: Involuntary movements of the eye that are divided into two types, jerk and pendular. Jerk nystagmus has a slow phase in one direction followed by a corrective fast phase in the opposite direction, and is usually caused by central or peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Pendular nystagmus features oscillations that are of equal velocity in both directions and this condition is often associated with visual loss early in life. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p272)Foot Deformities: Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.Multiple System Atrophy: A syndrome complex composed of three conditions which represent clinical variants of the same disease process: STRIATONIGRAL DEGENERATION; SHY-DRAGER SYNDROME; and the sporadic form of OLIVOPONTOCEREBELLAR ATROPHIES. Clinical features include autonomic, cerebellar, and basal ganglia dysfunction. Pathologic examination reveals atrophy of the basal ganglia, cerebellum, pons, and medulla, with prominent loss of autonomic neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1076; Baillieres Clin Neurol 1997 Apr;6(1):187-204; Med Clin North Am 1999 Mar;83(2):381-92)Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Ocular Motility Disorders: Disorders that feature impairment of eye movements as a primary manifestation of disease. These conditions may be divided into infranuclear, nuclear, and supranuclear disorders. Diseases of the eye muscles or oculomotor cranial nerves (III, IV, and VI) are considered infranuclear. Nuclear disorders are caused by disease of the oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens nuclei in the BRAIN STEM. Supranuclear disorders are produced by dysfunction of higher order sensory and motor systems that control eye movements, including neural networks in the CEREBRAL CORTEX; BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; and BRAIN STEM. Ocular torticollis refers to a head tilt that is caused by an ocular misalignment. Opsoclonus refers to rapid, conjugate oscillations of the eyes in multiple directions, which may occur as a parainfectious or paraneoplastic condition (e.g., OPSOCLONUS-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p240)Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Proteins: A group of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES which activate critical signaling cascades in double strand breaks, APOPTOSIS, and GENOTOXIC STRESS such as ionizing ultraviolet A light, thereby acting as a DNA damage sensor. These proteins play a role in a wide range of signaling mechanisms in cell cycle control.Gliadin: Simple protein, one of the prolamines, derived from the gluten of wheat, rye, etc. May be separated into 4 discrete electrophoretic fractions. It is the toxic factor associated with CELIAC DISEASE.Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion: An increased number of contiguous trinucleotide repeats in the DNA sequence from one generation to the next. The presence of these regions is associated with diseases such as FRAGILE X SYNDROME and MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY. Some CHROMOSOME FRAGILE SITES are composed of sequences where trinucleotide repeat expansion occurs.Glutamate Decarboxylase: A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that catalyzes the alpha-decarboxylation of L-glutamic acid to form gamma-aminobutyric acid and carbon dioxide. The enzyme is found in bacteria and in invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems. It is the rate-limiting enzyme in determining GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in normal nervous tissues. The brain enzyme also acts on L-cysteate, L-cysteine sulfinate, and L-aspartate. EC 4.1.1.15.Atrophy: Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration: Cerebellar degeneration associated with a remote neoplasm. Clinical manifestations include progressive limb and GAIT ATAXIA; DYSARTHRIA; and NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC. The histologic type of the associated neoplasm is usually carcinoma or lymphoma. Pathologically the cerebellar cortex and subcortical nuclei demonstrate diffuse degenerative changes. Anti-Purkinje cell antibodies (anti-Yo) are found in the serum of approximately 50% of affected individuals. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p686)Chromosomes, Human, Pair 19: A specific pair of GROUP F CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.Dysarthria: Disorders of speech articulation caused by imperfect coordination of pharynx, larynx, tongue, or face muscles. This may result from CRANIAL NERVE DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; CEREBELLAR DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; BRAIN STEM diseases; or diseases of the corticobulbar tracts (see PYRAMIDAL TRACTS). The cortical language centers are intact in this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p489)Anticipation, Genetic: The apparent tendency of certain diseases to appear at earlier AGE OF ONSET and with increasing severity in successive generations. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)Optic Atrophy: Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Ophthalmoplegia: Paralysis of one or more of the ocular muscles due to disorders of the eye muscles, neuromuscular junction, supporting soft tissue, tendons, or innervation to the muscles.Proprioception: Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.Pyramidal Tracts: Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.Visual Pathways: Set of cell bodies and nerve fibers conducting impulses from the eyes to the cerebral cortex. It includes the RETINA; OPTIC NERVE; optic tract; and geniculocalcarine tract.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Motor Cortex: Area of the FRONTAL LOBE concerned with primary motor control located in the dorsal PRECENTRAL GYRUS immediately anterior to the central sulcus. It is comprised of three areas: the primary motor cortex located on the anterior paracentral lobule on the medial surface of the brain; the premotor cortex located anterior to the primary motor cortex; and the supplementary motor area located on the midline surface of the hemisphere anterior to the primary motor cortex.Feedback, Sensory: A mechanism of communicating one's own sensory system information about a task, movement or skill.Efferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a nerve center toward a peripheral site. Such impulses are conducted via efferent neurons (NEURONS, EFFERENT), such as MOTOR NEURONS, autonomic neurons, and hypophyseal neurons.Nerve Degeneration: Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.Dictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Dictionaries, Chemical

Genetics of the SCA6 gene in a large family segregating an autosomal dominant "pure" cerebellar ataxia. (1/449)

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is an autosomal dominant cerebellar degeneration caused by the expansion of a CAG trinucleotide repeat in the CACNA1A gene. Mutations in patients are characterised by expanded alleles of between 21 and 30 repeat units and by extreme gonadal stability when transmitted from parents to children. We have investigated the SCA6 mutation in a large Spanish kindred in which previously reported spinocerebellar SCA genes and loci had been excluded. We observed a 23 CAG repeat expanded allele in the 13 clinically affected subjects and in three out of 10 presymptomatic at risk subjects. Transmission of the mutant allele was stable in six parent to child pairs and in 29 meioses through the pedigree. Linkage analysis with the SCA6-CAG polymorphism and marker D19S221 confirmed the location of SCA6 on chromosome 19p13. The molecular findings in this large family confirm the expansion of the CAG repeat in the CACNA1A gene as the cause of SCA6 and the high meiotic stability of the repeat.  (+info)

Juvenile nephronophthisis associated with retinal pigmentary dystrophy, cerebellar ataxia, and skeletal abnormalities. (2/449)

A boy aged 9 3/4 years with interstitial nephritis, retinal pigmentary dystrophy, cerebellar ataxia, and skeletal abnormalities is described. The association may be due to a new genetic disorder, since 2 similar cases have been reported.  (+info)

Mutation of a putative mitochondrial iron transporter gene (ABC7) in X-linked sideroblastic anemia and ataxia (XLSA/A). (3/449)

X-linked sideroblastic anemia and ataxia (XLSA/A) is a recessive disorder characterized by an infantile to early childhood onset of non-progressive cerebellar ataxia and mild anemia with hypochromia and microcytosis. A gene encoding an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter was mapped to Xq13, a region previously shown by linkage analysis to harbor the XLSA/A gene. This gene, ABC7, is an ortholog of the yeast ATM1 gene whose product localizes to the mitochondrial inner membrane and is involved in iron homeostasis. The full-length ABC7 cDNA was cloned and the entire coding region screened for mutations in a kindred in which five male members manifested XLSA/A. An I400M variant was identified in a predicted transmembrane segment of the ABC7 gene in patients with XLSA/A. The mutation was shown to segregate with the disease in the family and was not detected in at least 600 chromosomes of general population controls. Introduction of the corresponding mutation into the Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATM1 gene resulted in a partial loss of function of the yeast Atm1 protein. In addition, the human wild-type ABC7 protein was able to complement ATM1 deletion in yeast. These data indicate that ABC7 is the causal gene of XLSA/A and that XLSA/A is a mitochondrial disease caused by a mutation in the nuclear genome.  (+info)

Acute cerebellar ataxia with human parvovirus B19 infection. (4/449)

A 2 year old boy developed acute cerebellar ataxia in association with erythema infectiosum. During the disease, genomic DNA and antibodies against human parvovirus B19 were detected in serum but not in cerebrospinal fluid. Parvovirus B19 associated acute cerebellar ataxia might occur due to transient vascular reaction in the cerebellum during infection.  (+info)

Molecular and clinical study of 18 families with ADCA type II: evidence for genetic heterogeneity and de novo mutation. (5/449)

The SCA7 mutation has been found in 54 patients and 7 at-risk subjects from 17 families who have autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA) II with progressive pigmentary maculopathy. In one isolated case, haplotype reconstruction through three generations confirmed a de novo mutation owing to paternal meiotic instability. Different disease-associated haplotypes segregated among the SCA7-positive kindreds, which indicated a multiple origin of the mutation. One family with the clinical phenotype of ADCA type II did not have the CAG expansion that indicated locus heterogeneity. The distribution of the repeat size in 944 independent normal chromosomes from controls, unaffected at-risk subjects, and one affected individual fell into two ranges. The majority of the alleles were in the first range of 7-19 CAG repeats. A second range could be identified with 28-35 repeats, and we provide evidence that these repeats represent intermediate alleles that are prone to further expansion. The repeat size of the pathological allele, the widest reported for all CAG-repeat disorders, ranged from 37 to approximately 220. The repeat size showed significant negative correlation with both age at onset and age at death. Analysis of the clinical features in the patients with SCA7 confirmed that the most frequently associated features are pigmentary maculopathy, pyramidal tract involvement, and slow saccades. The subjects with <49 repeats tended to have a less complicated neurological phenotype and a longer disease duration, whereas the converse applied to subjects with >/=49 repeats. The degree of instability during meiotic transmission was greater than in all other CAG-repeat disorders and was particularly striking in paternal transmission, in which a median increase in repeat size of 6 and an interquartile range of 12 were observed, versus a median increase of 3 and interquartile range of 3.5 in maternal transmission.  (+info)

Decreased cerebellar blood flow in postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia. (6/449)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients with postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS: Five children with postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia and five control subjects were examined. The distribution of rCBF was measured by SPECT imaging after intravenous administration of 123I-IMP (111 MBq). The rCBF ratio-defined as the ratio of rCBF in the region of interest (ROI) to that in the occipital cortex-was calculated for each cortical and subcortical ROI. The mean rCBF ratio of each region was then compared between the ataxic and control subjects. These patients and all control subjects were also evaluated using MRI. RESULTS: The rCBF ratio was significantly lower in the cerebellum of the ataxic patients than in the cerebellum of the control subjects (p<0.05). No abnormal cerebellar morphology and no abnormal signal intensities were found on MRI. CONCLUSION: 123I-IMP SPECT clearly demonstrated the decreased rCBF in the cerebellum of all patients with postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia.  (+info)

Trinucleotide repeat expansion of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA1) found in a Chinese family. (7/449)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the gene mutation and the ratio of the spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) in Chinese patients with autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia (ADSCA). METHOD: The family material and DNA samples were collected from thirteen families with ADSCA. To determine the characteristics of the CAG trinucleotide repeats in SCA1 gene, the PCR products of the Rep1 and Rep2 primers were analyzed, and the bands with CAG repeat expansion were cloned by PCR2. 1 vector and sequenced. RESULTS: One family was found to have an expanded CAG repeat in the 13 families with ADSCA. The clinically affected individual was heterozygous with one disease allele being 55 CAG repeats, whereas the mean size of the CAG repeats on 104 chromosomes generated from unrelated control Chinese individuals is 29.3 (ranging from 18 to 34). CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of the SCA1 mutation is about 7% in the 13 Chinese families with ADSCA, suggesting that this type of genetic defect is not the main cause involved in the pathogenesis of ADSCA in China. Since the mutation has also been found in Caucasian, Japanese, Malaysian, and Bangladeshi kindreds, it is suggested that this genetic defect may well have multiple origins in different ethnic groups.  (+info)

Comparative analysis of gait in Parkinson's disease, cerebellar ataxia and subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy. (8/449)

Quantitative gait analysis has been used to elucidate characteristic features of neurological gait disturbances. Although a number of studies compared single patient groups with controls, there are only a few studies comparing gait parameters between patients with different neurological disorders affecting gait. In the present study, gait parameters were compared between control subjects, patients with parkinsonian gait due to idiopathic Parkinson's disease, subjects suffering from cerebellar ataxia and patients with gait disturbance due to subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy. In addition to recording of baseline parameters during preferred walking velocity, subjects were required to vary velocity from very slow to very fast. Values of velocity and stride length from each subject were then used for linear regression analysis. Whereas all patient groups showed slower walking velocity and reduced step length compared with healthy controls when assessed during preferred walking, patients with ataxia and subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy had, in addition, increased variability of amplitude and timing of steps. Regression analysis showed that with changing velocity, subjects with Parkinson's disease changed their stride length in the same proportion as that measured in controls. In contrast, patients with ataxia and subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy had a disproportionate contribution of stride length when velocity was increased. Whereas the findings in patients with Parkinson's disease can be explained as a reduction of force gain, the observations for patients with ataxia and subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy reflect an altered spatiotemporal gait strategy in order to compensate for instability. The similarity of gait disturbance in subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy and cerebellar ataxia suggests common mechanisms.  (+info)

MalaCards based summary : Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia with Late-Onset Spasticity, is also known as autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia due to gba2 deficiency. An important gene associated with Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia with Late-Onset Spasticity is GBA2 (Glucosylceramidase Beta 2). Affiliated tissues include eye, and related phenotypes are babinski sign and progressive cerebellar ataxia ...
Course and Outcome of Acute Cerebellar Ataxia Anne M. Connolly, MD," W. Edwin Dodson, MD," Arthur L. Prensky, MD," and Robert S. Rust, MD?$ We report a study of 73 consecutive children with acute cerebellar ataxia, representing all of the children evaluated at St. Louis Childrens Hospital during a 23-year-period to whom this diagnosis could appropriately be assigned. Twenty-six percent had chickenpox, 52% had other illnesses that were presumed to be viral, and in 3% the ataxia was related to immunization. Nineteen percent had no definite prodrome. Sixty children were followed for 4 months or longer after onset of their ataxia (mean, 7.4 f 6.0 years). Ninety-one percent (55160)of these, including all children with chickenpox, recovered completely from ataxia. Eighty-nine percent (39/44)of the children with non-varicellarelated ataxia recovered completely from the ataxia, a much better rate of recovery than what was found in prior large studies. One fifth of the children followed for more than 4 ...
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Hereditary cerebellar ataxia is a type of autosomal dominant genetic disease, lesions mainly involving the cerebellum, but the spinal cord and cranial nerves may also be some involvement. A total of 20 molecularly diagnosed SCA1 patients divided in two groups. One group accepted for the treatment of stem cell transplantation,the other group will be the control. Purpose of this project to prove that allogeneic umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells are applied to clinical safely, and in the treatment of hereditary cerebellar ataxia is valid ...
Hereditary cerebellar ataxia is a type of autosomal dominant genetic disease, lesions mainly involving the cerebellum, but the spinal cord and cranial nerves may also be some involvement. A total of 20 molecularly diagnosed SCA1 patients divided in two groups. One group accepted for the treatment of stem cell transplantation,the other group will be the control. Purpose of this project to prove that allogeneic umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells are applied to clinical safely, and in the treatment of hereditary cerebellar ataxia is valid ...
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We describe here a case of progressive childhood-onset cerebellar ataxia with vertical supra nuclear gaze palsy with no family history and a normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain. The clinical exome sequencing in this patient showed a homozygous mutation in SQSTM1. This case highlights the importance of next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis of inherited ataxia syndromes. SQSTM1 mu...
We demonstrate genetic and biochemical data in a family with a novel frameshift mutation in the ADCK3 gene and with the phenotype of a complex ataxia-myoclonus syndrome, CoQ10 deficiency and abnormal MRC enzyme activities. One of the unusual features of this family is an onset in the second decade, which is later than most previously reported cases with ADCK3 mutations. Also, this family was affected with marked myoclonic-dystonic movements but relatively mild cerebellar ataxia, suggesting a wide phenotypic spectrum of ADCK3 mutations.. To date, autosomal recessive mutations in ADCK3 have only been identified in 22 patients from 13 families, and these mutations have been associated with clinically heterogeneous diseases.9 Patients usually present with a complex neurological phenotype, with cerebellar ataxia as the predominant manifestation.8-11 In this family, cerebellar symptoms were relatively mild compared to the disabling myoclonus and involuntary movements which affected both siblings. ...
MalaCards based summary : Corpus Callosum, Agenesis of, with Facial Anomalies and Cerebellar Ataxia, also known as birk-flusser syndrome, is related to agenesis of the corpus callosum with peripheral neuropathy and aicardi syndrome. An important gene associated with Corpus Callosum, Agenesis of, with Facial Anomalies and Cerebellar Ataxia is FRMD4A (FERM Domain Containing 4A). Affiliated tissues include brain, heart and kidney, and related phenotypes are agenesis of corpus callosum and global developmental delay ...
Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, and recurrent respiratory and sinus infections. The first case described in the literature was a 9-year-old child with progressive cerebellar ataxia and bilateral oculocutaneous telangiectasia re...
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Author Summary Hereditary ataxias are a heterogeneous group of rare disorders characterized by progressive cerebellar neurodegeneration. Several causative mutations have been identified in various forms of human ataxias. In addition to humans, inherited ataxias have been described in several other species, including the domestic dog. In this study, we have studied the clinical and genetic properties of cerebellar ataxia in the Finnish Hound dog breed. The breed suffers from a progressive ataxia that has an early onset before the age of 3 months. Affected puppies have difficulties in coordinating their movements and balance, and have to be euthanized due to rapidly worsening symptoms. Our pedigree analysis suggested an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance, which was confirmed by identifying a homozygous mutation in the SEL1L gene through genome-wide association and linkage analyses. The SEL1L protein functions in a protein quality control pathway that targets misfolded proteins to degradation in the
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SDCA1 - Spongy degeneration with cerebellar ataxia type 1 is a severe neurodegenerative disorder with an eary onset which affects the Belgian Malinois.
Acute cerebellitis and acute cerebellar ataxia represent a spectrum of inflammatory processes characterized by sudden onset cerebellar dysfunction. It usually affects children and is related as a consequence of primary or secondary infection, or ...
The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the cerebellum, brain stem and spinal cord. Clinically, ADCA has been divided into three groups: ADCA types I-III. ADCAI is genetically heterogeneous, with five genetic loci, designated spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, being assigned to five different chromosomes. ADCAII, which always presents with retinal degeneration (SCA7), and ADCAIII often referred to as the `pure cerebellar syndrome (SCA5), are most likely homogeneous disorders. Several SCA genes have been cloned and shown to contain CAG repeats in their coding regions. ADCA is caused by the expansion of the CAG repeats, producing an elongated polyglutamine tract in the corresponding protein. The expanded repeats are variable in size and unstable, usually increasing in size when transmitted to successive generations. The function of the ataxins is not known. This locus has ...
We present a 7-year-old boy with acute cerebellitis who required an emergency ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus caused by cerebellar swelling. This represents a very unusual, potentially life-threatening complication of a usually self-limiting condition. Early diagnosis of this complication is essential in view of the propensity to sudden and fatal deterioration. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful in differentiating this unusual course of acute cerebellar ataxia from that of a posterior fossa tumor. In developing countries, however, computed tomography (CT) is often the only existing diagnostic modality and access to MRI, when available, is limited. Our case demonstrates that the shape of the fourth ventricle on CT can be helpful in differentiating between a tumor and edema of the cerebellum and thus can assist in management ...
Cerebellar ataxia is a common finding in patients seen in neurologic practice and has a wide variety of causes. Although cerebellar degeneration may be chronic and slowly progressive, acute cerebellar swelling due to infarction, edema, or hemorrhage
List of 27 causes for Cerebellar ataxia in children and Gait disturbances and Memory problems related to neurological disorders, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
It refers to an unsteadiness of gait or lack of muscle coordination. Cerebellar refers to the part of the brain called the cerebellum. The cerebellum is located inside the back and base of the skull, just above the top of the spinal cord. It processes input from other areas of the brain, the spinal cord, and sensory receptors. It is responsible for coordination and balance.. ...
List of 178 causes for Cerebellar ataxia and Foot drop and Gait disturbances, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
Respected Yogiji, Id introduce myself as Shweta Bhatt. a 37 year old female from Mumbai. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with CEREBELLAR ATAXIA in the year 2010.The disease has affected all the activities related to cerebellum i.e. no body balance,cant move independently, cant write, slurred speech.my head shakes when I am talking on phone,I feel like stretching the muscles of my body.Since it is a progressive disorder I have noticed my condition worsening over the years. The Doctors say there is no cure available. I am a teacher and i have kept myself active till now. Is there some sort of treatment in Mediyoga ? If yes please guide me. Sincerely,Sweta. Dear Sweta, There no permanen cure in medical science, I know that you are having this problem since 6 years. I cant assure you for hundred percent cure but can assure hundreds percent tha you can able to live your own life independently. You have to take an appointment for video Meditative and yogic conceltency . Best regards, Yogi Anoop ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular genetic analyses of myelin deficiency and cerebellar ataxia. AU - Mikoshiba, K.. AU - Okano, Hideyuki. AU - Miyawaki, A.. AU - Furuichi, T.. AU - Ikenaka, K.. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029133394&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029133394&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 7568881. AN - SCOPUS:0029133394. VL - 105. SP - 23. EP - 41. JO - Progress in Brain Research. JF - Progress in Brain Research. SN - 0079-6123. ER - ...
Cerebellar Ataxia is a disabling and frustrating condition where people have the ability to move yet reduced control of the necessary balance and coordination.
The cerebellum and its major connection are subject to a number of diseases. One of the most relevant consequences of cerebellar dysfunction is ataxia, a neurological dysfunction of motor coordination, which may affect fundamental activities such as gaze, speech, gait, and balance1. The hereditary ataxias comprise a very large spectrum of genetically determined neurodegenerative disorders with progressive ataxia as the prominent symptom2. The International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) is a scale developed to assess cerebellar ataxia3. ICARS was found to be a reliable scale satisfying accepted criteria for interrater reliability, test_retest reliability, and internal consistency. Although validity testing was limited, It was found evidence of validity of ICARS when ataxia disease stages and Barthel index were used as external criteria4,5.. In order to measure the severity of cerebellar ataxia in an easier and more practical way, Schmitz-Hubsch et al proposed a new scale: the Scale for ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hodgkin lymphoma in a young child contributing to a diagnosis of ataxia telangiectasia. T2 - Review of the literature. AU - Hummel, Jennifer M.. AU - Thorland, Erik C. AU - Lim, Megan S.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasias, immunodeficiency, chromosomal instability, and radiation sensitivity (Peterson et al. Lancet 283:1189-1193, 1964; Boder and Sedgwick Pediatrics 21:526-554, 1958; Taylor et al. Nature 258:427-429, 1975). Compared to the general population, patients with primary immunodeficiencies such as A-T have an increased rate of malignancy and an earlier age at presentation (Loeb et al. J Pediatr Hematol/Oncol 22:464-467, 2000; Taylor et al. Blood 87:423-438, 1996). We report the clinical, histopathologic, and molecular features of a 6-year-old child who presented with EBV-positive Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), which led to the diagnosis of ataxia ...
Turkmen et al. (2009) reported a consanguineous Iraqi family in which four of eight sibs had congenital ataxia, mild mental retardation, and dysarthria. All walked with a quadrupedal gait, with straight legs and placing their weight on the palms of their hands. The parents claimed that the affected persons never learned to crawl on their knees as most infants do, but ambulated from infancy on with their legs held straight with a bear-like gait. Attempts to teach the children to walk on two legs with crutches or other supports failed. All complained of lack of balance and frequent falls when trying to walk bipedally. There were no other neurologic symptoms. Brain imaging was not performed, but Turkmen et al. (2009) speculated that the ataxia resulted from cerebellar dysfunction based on an animal model. At molecular level, Turkmen et al. (2009) identified a homozygous mutation in the CA8 gene (c.298T,C; S100P) on chromosome 8q12, by carrying out genome-wide linkage analysis followed by ...
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Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by clinical manifestations that include progressive cerebellar ataxia, neuronal degeneration, hypersensitivity to ionizing radiation (IR), premature aging, hypogonadism, growth retardation, immune deficiency, and an increased risk for cancer (1). The gene mutated in A-T, ATM (ataxia telangiectasia-mutated), encodes a 370-kD protein that is a member of a family of proteins related to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI-3-K) that have either lipid or protein kinase activity. The subset of this family with the greatest identity to ATM functions in DNA repair, DNA recombination, and cell-cycle control (2, 3). Cell lines derived from A-T patients exhibit hypersensitivity to IR and defects in several IR-inducible cell-cycle checkpoints, including a diminished irradiation-induced arrest in the G1 phase of the cell-cycle mediated by the p53 tumor suppressor gene product (4, 5). In response to DNA damage, cells with wild-type ...
In the photographs Anne-Marie Cochrane is an elfin four-year-old with her hair in bunches and a look of delighted mischief in her eyes. It is difficult to believe it is the same girl, now 17, who lies propped up next door in the sitting-room, unable to communicate except by blinking. Her physical decline has been in stages, a tragic reverse of the triumphs of a growing child. At four she could scramble up the nursery climbing-frame; at six she was in a wheelchair; at eight she had lost her power of speech. Now she is fed through a tube into her stomach. Theres no name for her illness, but doctors liken it to a neurological condition called progressive cerebellar ataxia. "We never thought of Anne-Marie as having a disability. She was just our sister," says Agnes who, dressed in a crop-top and hipsters, is the picture of a carefree 18-year-old. But her directness and quiet confidence tell a different story. "She was always a favourite with everybody. It wasnt until she got her first wheelchair ...
This disease is caused by a mutation in the SEL1L gene. Affected dogs will show first indications of cerebellar neurodegeneration at the age of 4-12 weeks. First clinical signs are loss of balance, minor incoordination of gait and intention tremor while later symptoms can be a progressive incoordination or a complete loss of mobility. .
TY - JOUR. T1 - Brainstem atrophy on routine MR study in pallidopontonigral degeneration. AU - Slowinski, Jerzy L.. AU - Schweitzer, Katherine J.. AU - Imamura, Akiko. AU - Uitti, Ryan J.. AU - Strongosky, Audrey J.. AU - Dickson, Dennis W. AU - Broderick, Daniel F.. AU - Wszolek, Zbigniew K. PY - 2009/5. Y1 - 2009/5. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67349251048&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67349251048&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1007/s00415-009-5013-x. DO - 10.1007/s00415-009-5013-x. M3 - Article. C2 - 19252809. AN - SCOPUS:67349251048. VL - 256. SP - 827. EP - 829. JO - Journal of Neurology. JF - Journal of Neurology. SN - 0340-5354. IS - 5. ER - ...
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Human and animal experiments performed recently have resulted in a more detailed understanding of limb movement and body posture disorders associated with cerebellar dysfunction. The delay in movement initiation can be explained by a delay in onset of phasic motor cortex neural discharge owing to de …
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a multi-systemic, recessively inherited disorder that affects between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 100,000 individuals worldwide. It is characterized primarily by early onset cerebellar ataxia andtelangiectasia, from which the disease name is derived. In addition, patients also exhibit a number of other clinical symptoms including increased susceptibility to cancer (lymphomas, leukemia, brain tumors), immunodeficiency, insulin-resistant diabetes, chromosomal instability, sensitivity to ionizing radiation, susceptibility to bronchopulmonary disease, and the absence, or almost complete absence, of a thymus. Current treatments for A-T are directed toward the management of symptoms. Physical and speechtherapy can improve the lives of patients, and -globulin injections can be given to support the immune system. However, no treatment is directed at the underlying defect. Consequently, A-T remains a fatal disease. The development of improved ...
A The word "ataxia" is used to describe a symptom-lack of coordination-which can be associated with injuries or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Examples of such injuries and changes include stroke, multiple sclerosis, head injury, or alcoholism. This is known as acquired ataxia.. Ataxia also indicates a group of specific degenerative and progressive diseases of the nervous system called the hereditary and sporadic ataxias. These diseases damage parts of the nervous system that control movement. Often the first apparent symptom of these disorders is difficulty with balance and walking. Symptoms of hereditary ataxias commonly begin in childhood, but one type-Friedreichs ataxia-has an adult onset in some cases. People with Friedreichs ataxia develop weakness in the muscles of the feet, lower legs, and hands. They often rely on a wheelchair within 15 years of the appearance of symptoms. As the disease progresses, patients may experience slow, slurred speech; rapid, involuntary ...
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Play peek-a-boo with 9 month-old Jeremiah Licorish of Florence, and youll be rewarded with a huge grin that lights up both his and his mothers faces. But this family has been through the unthinkable over the past few months, with very few reasons to smile. At first things were going well. Jeremiah was a happy, healthy newborn, doted on by his mother, Aneesa, and his three big brothers. But when Jeremiah was around 5 months old, Aneesa noticed changes in her youngest sons development ...
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Episodic ataxia type 1 (EA1) is an autosomal dominant K(+) channelopathy which manifests with short attacks of cerebellar ataxia and dysarthria, and may also show interictal myokymia. Episodes can be triggered by emotional or physical stress, startle response, sudden postural change or fever. Here we describe a 31-year-old man displaying markedly atypical symptoms, including long-lasting attacks of jerking muscle contractions associated with hyperthermia, severe migraine, and a relatively short-sleep phenotype. A single nucleotide change in KCNA1 (c.555C|G) was identified that changes a highly conserved residue (p.C185W) in the first transmembrane segment of the voltage-gated K(+) channel Kv1.1. The patient is heterozygous and the mutation was inherited from his asymptomatic mother. Next generation sequencing revealed no variations in the CACNA1A, CACNB4, KCNC3, KCNJ10, PRRT2 or SCN8A genes of either the patient or mother, except for a benign variant in SLC1A3. Functional analysis of the p.C185W
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare, autosomal recessive human disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia, immunodeficiency, cancer predisposition, recurrent...
The GluD2 protein, encoded by GRID2, is a member of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family that mediates excitatory synaptic transmission [17]. Studies on mice have revealed that Grid2 is expressed primarily in the Purkinje cells and it is essential for the formation and organization of synapses [23, 24]. Furthermore, mice with homozygous disruption of Grid2 show ataxia and mild cerebellar hypoplasia [25]. In humans, a few studies have recently reported on GRID2 gene variants in cerebellar syndrome with variable clinical expression. Characteristic features include slowly progressive SCA, ocular symptoms including upgaze and nystagmus, hypotonia, developmental delay with cognitive decline, and reduced volume of cerebellar vermis. The symptoms have been associated with both biallelic or monoallelic mutations indicating alternate patterns of inheritance [3-7].. Our combined data show that a novel and homozygous missense variant in the GRID2 gene is associated with the clinical features in our ...
Rare hereditary recessive disorder characterized by a pellagrous rash, cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and renal aminoaciduria due to a defect in the cellular transport of neutral amino acids. The cutaneous signs precede the neurological manifestations. The rash is dry, scaly and well marginated, affecting the light-exposed areas. After exposure to sunlight the skin reddens and an exsudate may occur.. ...
Official publication of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum devoted to genetics of cerebellar ataxias, role of cerebellum in motor control and cognitive function, and amid an ageing population, diseases associated with ...
Hi everyone. Like most of you here I have a long and unexplained history of neurological symptoms. More than 3 years ago I suffered my worst exacerbation of cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, tremors, vision disturbance and cognitive dysfunction. It took months ...
BACKGROUND Autoimmune cerebellar ataxia can be paraneoplastic in nature or can occasionally present without evidence of an ongoing malignancy. The detection of specific autoantibodies has been statistically linked to different etiologies. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old African-American woman with hypertension and a past history of morbid obesity and uncontrolled diabetes status post gastric bypass four years prior to the visit (with significantly improved body mass index and hemoglobin A1c controlled at the time of the clinical encounter) presented to the office complaining of gradual onset of unsteadiness and recurrent falls for the past three years, as well as difficulties coordinating routine daily activities ...
A case of anti-gliadin-antibody-positive cerebellar ataxia effectively treated with intravenous immunoglobulin in which voxel-based morphometry and FineSRT were diagnostically useful (2009 ...
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2. The inability, in the performance of a movement, to judge direction and distance, seen particularly when the patient attempts to touch his nose or the examiner s finger with his finger, or his knee with his heel. The movement, while generally in the right direction, either veers to the side of the target or overshoots (hypermetria ...
Certain forms of ataxia are recessive conditons. This means a person must have two copies of a mutated gene for disease to occur. A person with only one mutated gene might not experience symptoms at all.
For video material relating to movement disorders, please go to Movement Disorders Videos.Ataxia is a feature of disorders of the cerebellum and its connections. It may be found in a large range of neurological conditions, in some of which it is the principal or main feature, but clinical assessment is complicated by the fact that few ataxic patients have disease restricted to the cerebellum alone....
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Forty-six patients suffering from autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia type I (ADCA I) underwent to a genotype-phenotype correlation analysis by molecular genetic assignment to the spinocerebellar ata
Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2 (AOA2) is one of the most frequent autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias. Oculomotor apraxia refers to horizontal gaze failure due to deficits in voluntary/reactive eye movements. These deficits can manifest as increased latency and/or hypometria of saccades with a staircase pattern and are frequently associated with compensatory head thrust movements. Oculomotor disturbances associated with AOA2 have been poorly studied mainly because the diagnosis of oculomotor apraxia was based on the presence of compensatory head thrusts. The aim of this study was to characterise the nature of horizontal gaze failure in patients with AOA2 and to demonstrate oculomotor apraxia even in the absence of head thrusts. Five patients with AOA2, without head thrusts, were tested in saccadic tasks with the head restrained or free to move and their performance was compared to a group of six healthy participants. The most salient deficit of the patients was saccadic hypometria with a
Description of disease Olivopontocerebellar atrophy. Treatment Olivopontocerebellar atrophy. Symptoms and causes Olivopontocerebellar atrophy Prophylaxis Olivopontocerebellar atrophy
TY - JOUR. T1 - Paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia associated with anti-hu antibodies and benign ganglioneuroma. AU - Fancellu, Roberto. AU - Corsini, Elena. AU - Bernardi, Gaetano. AU - Buzzo, Paolo. AU - Ferrari, Maria Luisa. AU - Lamantea, Eleonora. AU - Garaventa, Alberto. AU - Truini, Mauro. AU - Salvarani, Sandro. PY - 2014/10/1. Y1 - 2014/10/1. N2 - We describe a case of cerebellar ataxia associated with anti-Hu antibodies and benign ganglioneuroma. A 28-year-old woman developed progressive ataxia with hyporeflexia at the age of 19. Brain MRI showed progressive cerebellar atrophy. Neurophysiological studies, screening of immune-mediated ataxias, oncological markers, vitamin E and genetic tests for spinocerebellar ataxia types 1,2,3, Friedreich ataxia and POLG1 were negative. Anti-Hu antibodies were positive in Western blot and indirect immunofluores- cence (1:640). Total-body computed tomography revealed a mediastinum mass; the histological diag- nosis was maturing ganglioneuroma. ...
Cerebral Ataxia, also known as Cerebellar Ataxia or Cerebellar Ataxia Syndrome, is similar to Ataxic Cerebral Palsy in some ways but different in others. They are both marked by the same symptoms such as an unsteady walk, poor muscle tone, and lack of coordination.. Unlike Ataxic CP, Cerebral Ataxia doesnt necessarily occur in birth. It can also be classified as acute, where the disorder appears suddenly and in high severity, or chronic, wherein the disorder progresses over a stretched out period of time. Cerebral Ataxia can even be recurrent and happen on and off over short or long periods of time. There are even cases where it develops at a late age but the patient can still live for years afterwards.. Also like Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Ataxia has many different causes. They can include infectious diseases, genetic conditions, tumors, trauma, and vascular conditions. Because many of these conditions can happen at any point in someones life, it is possible to develop Cerebral Ataxia at ...
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Olivopontocerebellar Atrophies: A group of inherited and sporadic disorders which share progressive ataxia in combination with atrophy of the CEREBELLUM; PONS; and inferior olivary nuclei. Additional clinical features may include MUSCLE RIGIDITY; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; RETINAL DEGENERATION; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; DEMENTIA; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and OPHTHALMOPLEGIA. The familial form has an earlier onset (second decade) and may feature spinal cord atrophy. The sporadic form tends to present in the fifth or sixth decade, and is considered a clinical subtype of MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1085)
From NCBI Gene:. The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the cerebellum, brain stem and spinal cord. Clinically, ADCA has been divided into three groups: ADCA types I-III. ADCAI is genetically heterogeneous, with five genetic loci, designated spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, being assigned to five different chromosomes. ADCAII, which always presents with retinal degeneration (SCA7), and ADCAIII often referred to as the pure cerebellar syndrome (SCA5), are most likely homogeneous disorders. Several SCA genes have been cloned and shown to contain CAG repeats in their coding regions. ADCA is caused by the expansion of the CAG repeats, producing an elongated polyglutamine tract in the corresponding protein. The expanded repeats are variable in size and unstable, usually increasing in size when transmitted to successive generations. This locus has been mapped to chromosome 3, ...
The suggested link between autism and cerebellar dysfunction formed the background for a Swedish clinical study in 2001. Thirty-two children (17 females, 15 males; mean age 12y, SD 3y 10mo; range 6 to 21y) with a clinical suspicion of non-progressive congenital ataxia were examined, and parents were interviewed about the presence of neuropsychiatric problems in the child. Twelve children had simple ataxia, eight had ataxic diplegia, and 12 had borderline ataxia. All but one of the 32 children had a mild to moderate gross motor disability according to Gross Motor Function Classification System (15 were categorized as level I, 16 as level II, and one child as level IV). Neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing were achieved in most cases. There was a strong association between learning disability* and autism spectrum disorder (often combined with hyperactivity disorder) on the one hand, and both simple and borderline ataxia on the other, but a weaker link between ataxic diplegia and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Growth hormone response to arginine test distinguishes multiple system atrophy from Parkinsons disease and idiopathic late-onset cerebellar ataxia. AU - Pellecchia, Maria Teresa. AU - Pivonello, Rosario. AU - Salvatore, Elena. AU - Faggiano, Antongiulio. AU - Barone, Paolo. AU - De Michele, Giuseppe. AU - Lombardi, Gaetano. AU - Colao, Annamaria. AU - Filla, Alessandro. PY - 2005/4. Y1 - 2005/4. N2 - Objective: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is difficult to distinguish from idiopathic Parkinsons disease (PD) and idiopathic late-onset cerebellar ataxia (ILOCA). This study aimed to evaluate GH response to three different GH stimulation tests in order to establish a reliable test to differentiate these degenerative disorders. Design: Twelve patients with MSA, 10 with PD, eight with ILOCA and 30 healthy controls entered the study. They were submitted to clonidine, arginine, and GH-releasing-hormone (GHRH) + arginine tests in a random manner on three different nonconsecutive days. ...
DNA methyltransferase 1 (EC 2.1.1.37), encoded by DNMT1 gene, is one of key enzymes in maintaining DNA methylation patterns of the human genome. It plays a crucial role in embryonic development, imprinting and genome stability, cell differentiation. The dysfunction of this group of enzymes can lead to a variety of human genetic disorders. Until now, mutations in DNMT1 have been found to be associated with two distinct phenotypes. Mutations in exon 20 of this gene leads to hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IE, and mutations in exon 21 cause autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia, deafness and narcolepsy. Here we report a novel DNMT1 mutation in a sporadic case of a Chinese patient with cerebellar ataxia, multiple motor and sensory neuropathy, hearing loss and psychiatric manifestations. Furthermore, we elucidated its pathogenic effect through molecular genetics studies and revealed that this defective DNMT1 function is responsible for the phenotypes in this individual. Our findings expand
Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPA) is an uncommon but serious neurological disorder. It causes nerve tissue degeneration and atrophy in the brain. Doctors believe that OPA is similar to a multiple system atrophy (MSA) disorder. Different MSA disorders occur in different sites within the brain.. OPA shares many symptoms with MSA disorders. One common symptom is ataxia. Ataxia is a difficulty in controlling your muscle movements for gait. Diagnosing OPA can be challenging because so many of the symptoms mirror those of MSA disorders. Neurological disorders also share symptoms with OPA. For example, Parkinsons disease can look similar to OPA. Some of the shared symptoms include tremors and balance problems. Diagnostic imaging tests help neurologists look for areas of damage and diagnose disorders.. Theres no cure for OPA. Doctors are able to offer treatment that helps patients live as long as possible. The life expectancy for people with OPA differs because brains degenerate at different ...
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Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) refers to a group of ataxias characterized by progressive neurological degeneration affecting the cerebellum, the pons and the inferior olives.
Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by prominent cerebellar and extrapyramidal signs, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Those who study OPCA quickly learn that it is not a single entity, and that its nosology can be confusing.
Clinicoanatomic correlation in the spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) and Friedreichs ataxia (FRDA) is difficult as these diseases differentially affect multiple sites in the central and peripheral nervous systems. A new way to study cerebellar ataxia is the systematic analysis of the "reciprocal cerebellar circuitry" that consists of tightly organized reciprocal connections between Purkinje cells, dentate nuclei (DN), and inferior olivary nuclei (ION). This circuitry is similar to but not identical with the "cerebellar module" in experimental animals.. Read More: The Reciprocal Cerebellar Circuitry in Human Hereditary Ataxia. ...
ataxia consist of gait impairment, unclear ("scanning") speech, visual blurring due to nystagmus, hand incoordination, and tremor with movement. These result from the involvement of the cerebellum and its afferent and efferent pathways, including the spinocerebellar pathways, and the frontopontocerebellar pathway originating in the rostral frontal lobe. True cerebellar ataxia must be distinguished from ataxia associated with vestibular nerve or labyrinthine disease, as the latter results in a disorder of gait associated with a significant degree of dizziness, light-headedness, or the perception of movement (Chap. 21). True cerebellar ataxia is devoid of these vertiginous complaints and is clearly an unsteady gait due to imbalance. Sensory disturbances can also on occasion simulate the imbalance of cerebellar disease; with sensory ataxia, imbalance dramatically worsens when visual input is removed (Romberg sign). Rarely, weakness of proximal leg muscles mimics cerebellar disease. In the patient ...
Spinocerebellar ataxia, spinocerebellar atrophy or spinocerebellar degeneration is a genetic disease caused by either a recessive or dominant gene
Cerebellar ataxia with neuropathy and bilateral vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS) syndrome is a novel cerebellar ataxia clinically characterized by a combination of cerebellar dysfunction, bilateral vestibular dysfunction, and peripheral sensory neuropathy/neuronopathy. This novel syndrome may be confused with Machado-Joseph disease or Friedreich ataxia, although the genetics remain elusive. In the April issue of neurology (22nd […]. Read More…. ...
From NCBI Gene:. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the family of ionotropic glutamate receptors which are the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the mammalian brain. The encoded protein is a multi-pass membrane protein that is expressed selectively in cerebellar Purkinje cells. A point mutation in the mouse ortholog, associated with the phenotype named lurcher, in the heterozygous state leads to ataxia resulting from selective, cell-autonomous apoptosis of cerebellar Purkinje cells during postnatal development. Mice homozygous for this mutation die shortly after birth from massive loss of mid- and hindbrain neurons during late embryogenesis. This protein also plays a role in synapse organization between parallel fibers and Purkinje cells. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms. Mutations in this gene cause cerebellar ataxia in humans. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]. From UniProt: ...
Pratap-Chand et al. (1995) described 11 consecutive children with clinical and radiological features of OPCA which started in infancy. In addition to cerebellar ataxia, these children also had sensorineural deafness and speech impairment. Of the present cases, 8 were sporadic and the pedigree patterns in 3 (with a sibling also involved) point to an autosomal recessive inheritance. The CT scan showed varying degrees of cerebellar and pontine atrophy.. Kumar et al. (1995) reported 14 children (equal males and females) with olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) who were diagnosed between 1990 and 1994 clinically and radiologicaly. All children were clinically examined and investigated (complete blood count, liver and renal functions, CSF examination, immunoglobulins, lipid profile, lactic acid ceruplasmin, and uric acid levels). CT scan axial images of 8 mm thickness were made, but when these were not diagnostic, 4 mm thickness axial images of the posterior fossa were made and graded. Atrophy in each ...
Patients with Hodgkins disease can develop paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia because of the generation of autoantibodies against mGluR1 (mGluR1-Abs). Yet, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying their motor coordination deficits remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that application of IgG purified from the patients serum to cerebellar slices of mice acutely reduces the basal activity of Purkinje cells, whereas application to the flocculus of mice in vivo evokes acute disturbances in the performance of their compensatory eye movements. In addition, the mGluR1-Abs block induction of long-term depression in cultured mouse Purkinje cells, whereas the cerebellar motor learning behavior of the patients is affected in that they show impaired adaptation of their saccadic eye movements. Finally, postmortem analysis of the cerebellum of a paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia patient showed that the number of Purkinje cells was significantly reduced by approximately two thirds compared with three ...
Patients with Hodgkins disease can develop paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia because of the generation of autoantibodies against mGluR1 (mGluR1-Abs). Yet, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying their motor coordination deficits remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that application of IgG purified from the patients serum to cerebellar slices of mice acutely reduces the basal activity of Purkinje cells, whereas application to the flocculus of mice in vivo evokes acute disturbances in the performance of their compensatory eye movements. In addition, the mGluR1-Abs block induction of long-term depression in cultured mouse Purkinje cells, whereas the cerebellar motor learning behavior of the patients is affected in that they show impaired adaptation of their saccadic eye movements. Finally, postmortem analysis of the cerebellum of a paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia patient showed that the number of Purkinje cells was significantly reduced by approximately two thirds compared with three ...
Methotrexate is a folate antagonist and one of several first-line disease-modifying drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It can be given orally or parenterally: the bioavailability of oral doses of methotrexate is highly variable, being only two-thirds of that by parenteral use. The most frequent side effects are nausea and vomiting, and the most serious are toxicity of the bone marrow, liver, kidney and mucosa. Being hydrophilic, methotrexate barely penetrates the blood-brain barrier so that central nervous system toxicity is rare. However, this may follow intrathecal or high-dose intravenous administration, as used to treat haematological malignancies. There are a few case reports of leukoencephalopathy after low-dose oral methotrexate, involving the temporal and/or occipital lobes or the cerebellum.1 Subcutaneous administration of methotrexate seems to give a better clinical response and fewer side effects than oral methotrexate.2 Nevertheless, we recently observed a woman … ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chapter 22 Timing of neuronal replacement in cerebellar degenerative ataxia of Purkinje cell type. AU - Ghetti, B.. AU - Triarhou, L. C.. AU - Alyea, C. J.. AU - Low, W. C.. AU - Chang, A. C.. PY - 1990/1/1. Y1 - 1990/1/1. N2 - The "Purkinje cell degeneration" (pcd) mutant is characterized by a genetically determined loss of virtually all Purkinje cells between 17 and 45 days of age. The mutation is recessive; homozygous females (pcd/pcd) are fertile, whereas homozygous males are sterile. In solid cerebellar grafts, transplanted in pcd mutants, donor Purkinje cells survive and differentiate. The extent, pattern, and timing of degeneration, along with a comparative analysis of data from other cerebellar mutants characterized by Purkinje cell deficits, support the notion that all of these changes are most likely secondary to the loss of Purkinje cells. Thus, it appears that in pcd mutants as well, transneuronal losses proceed at a slower rate than losses that are under a primary ...
Define enzootic equine incoordination. enzootic equine incoordination synonyms, enzootic equine incoordination pronunciation, enzootic equine incoordination translation, English dictionary definition of enzootic equine incoordination. adj. Occurring at a steady or predictable rate in animals of a specific geographic area; endemic. Used of a disease. n. An enzootic disease. adj affecting...
Ataxia Armor is a craftable Hardmode armor set, crafted from Cores of Chaos, Hellstone Bars, and Chaotic Bars. It requires 6 Cores of Chaos, 17 Hellstone Bars, and 32 Chaotic Bars to make the whole set or 10 Cores of Chaos, 33 Hellstone Bars, and 60 Chaotic Bars for a set with all five headpieces. A full set consists of an Ataxia Armor and an Ataxia Subligar as well as five different headpieces: The Ataxia Mask, Ataxia Helmet, Ataxia Helm, Ataxia Headgear and Ataxia Hood. All of the helmets share the set bonus, but also each piece providing boosts to the specific class. All helmets also provide temporary immunity to lava and immunity to fire damage. The Ataxia Armor gives 21 defense, +20 max life, 5% increased damage and critical strike chance. The Ataxia Subligar gives 15 defense, 7% increased critical strike chance and 15% increased movement speed. ...
Episodic ataxia type 1(EA1) What is EA1? EA1 is a disease that is mainly characterized by muscle stiffness and twitching. EA1 also creates incoordination and
GLYCOGEN deposits have been demonstrated with light and electron microscope in the hindbrain areas of rabbits affected with hereditary ataxia.1,2 This raises th
Joubert syndrome 6 (JBTS6) [MIM:610688]: A disorder presenting with cerebellar ataxia, oculomotor apraxia, hypotonia, neonatal breathing abnormalities and psychomotor delay. Neuroradiologically, it is characterized by cerebellar vermian hypoplasia/aplasia, thickened and reoriented superior cerebellar peduncles, and an abnormally large interpeduncular fossa, giving the appearance of a molar tooth on transaxial slices (molar tooth sign). Additional variable features include retinal dystrophy and renal disease. {ECO:0000269,PubMed:17160906, ECO:0000269,PubMed:19508969, ECO:0000269,PubMed:19574260, ECO:0000269,PubMed:21633164, ECO:0000269,PubMed:26477546}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry ...
Like coelisc disease, gluten ataxia is triggered by gluten in the diet - and it is a potentially highly disabling condition. Alex Gazzola reports.
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that presents with a variety of symptoms that can be categorized broadly into two phenotypic groups, either parkinsonism or cerebellar ataxia. These phenotypes reflect the predominant neuronal cell loss that occurs in several brain regions including caudate, putamen, substantia nigra, cerebellum, pons, inferior olives, and spinal cord. The pathogenic hallmark of MSA is the presence of glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs) in oligodendroglia of affected brain regions. GCIs are protein aggregates that contain an abundance of α-synuclein, which implicates this neuronal protein in a central role for MSA pathogenesis despite its normal absence from oligodendroglia.. Since the first description of GCIs, MSA researchers have wondered whether the disease process begins in neurons or oligodendroglia. This important question is perhaps best addressed by developing MSA animal models that mimic the pathological and behavioral aspects ...
... is a speech disorder resulting from neurological injury. It can cause an inability or difficulty in articulating words caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech. It is due to a disorder in the nervous system which in turn hinders control over, for example, tongue, throat, lips or lungs. The result may be distorted, substituted or omitted sounds. There are many reasons behind Dysarthria; Cerebral Palsy, Cranial Nerve Lesions, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons disease and Cerebellar Ataxia. ...
The word Parkinsons can send a shiver down anyones spine with the impending fear of total neuro-degeneration and future disability, both mentally and physically. The real question is….do you even have Parkinsons disease? Have you been told its Parkinsonian syndrome, multiple systems atrophy, essential tremor, or cerebellar ataxia? Or some other neurological problem? Either way, you need to find answers as to why your brain is deteriorating and degenerating so you can have a plan to stop this from worsening and possibly reverse some of these symptoms. Many Parkinsons patients are diagnosed very late, when in fact early soft signs were apparent 10 to 30 years prior to the diagnosis. Dr. Russell Blaylock, the renowned Neuro-Surgeon, states that the drug mainstay treatment that most patients will receive will almost guarantee they will get worse in 2-5 years, and it even appears to speed the deterioration! "Get worse" and "speed the deterioration"… doesnot sound like great odds. In our ...
Ataxia telangiectasia is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait with an incidence of one in 20000 to 100000 births. The disease was first named and recognized widely in a report of eight cases by Boder and Sedgwick (4). Diagnosis of the disease is made from a constellation of characteristic features, including cerebellar ataxia, oculomotor abnormalities, ocular and cutaneous telangiectasias, and immunoglobulin A, immunoglobulin E, or immunoglobulin G2 immunodeficiency, with susceptibility to sinonasal and pulmonary infections and lymphoreticular malignancies (5-8). The most commonly associated neoplasms are non-Hodgkins lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemias, Hodgkins lymphoma, and later, in young adulthood, solid tumors including breast carcinoma, gastric carcinoma, medulloblastoma, basal cell carcinoma, ovarian dysgerminoma, and hepatoma (6, 9). Patients also experience increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation, often have elevated serum α-fetoprotein levels, and may develop progeric ...
Background: Clinical diagnosis of CJD remains important due to lack of access to a genetic or histopathological diagnosis. Using current WHO criteria, diagnostic certainty can be increased from "possible" to "probable" CJD if periodic complexes are recorded on EEG. Objective: To study the correlation between patterns of MRI-DWI hyperintensity and typical EEG findings among patients with CJD. Methods: Demographics, clinical findings, MRI-DWI and EEG findings of CJD patients were retrospectively reviewed. Results: A total of 14 patients ranging in age from 35 to 81 years were identified. All had dementia and cerebellar ataxia. Psychiatric manifestations were seen in 5 patients. Seven patients had both cortical and striatal DWI changes, five had isolated cortical DWI changes and two had isolated striatal DWI changes. All twelve patients with cortical DWI changes also had periodic EEG changes. In ten, periodic EEG was recorded within seven days of the DWI. The two patients with isolated striatal DWI ...
Disease: (OMIM: 238970 603861) Defects in SLC25A15 are the cause of hyperornithinemia- hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria syndrome (HHH syndrome) [MIM:238970]. It is an autosomal recessive disorder resulting in various neurologic symptoms, including mental retardation, spastic paraparesis with pyramidal signs, cerebellar ataxia, and episodic disturbance of consciousness or coma caused by hyperammonemia. It causes a functional impairment of the urea cycle ...
Description: This topic is a new entry in the area of cellular calcium signaling: yet, it now spans the entire area, with discoveries that cover both genetic and acquired pathologies, even offering glimpses in the direction of therapy. Cellular calcium homeostasis, and thus calcium signalling, is mainly regulated by membrane intrinsic proteins and calcium sensor proteins. Both classes may be involved in pathological processes that affect both human and animals, ranging from common and important diseases (e.g. migraine, diabetes, epilepsia, manic depression, infertility, various types of cancer, Alzheimers disease, muscular dystrophy) to rare genetic conditions (e.g., a number of genetic heart conditions, autoimmune retinopathies, night blindness, hereditary amyloid polyneuropathy, malignant hyperthermia, cerebellar ataxia, atherothrombotic disease). Clearly, the topic has now become not only very large, but also very stimulating. Its extensive critical coverage is likely to eventually stimulate ...
In this study we identified 9 novel index patients with two pathogenic or likely pathogenic SACS variants. These patients were part of a consecutive series of n=172 patients with early-onset ataxia. Thus, ARSACS accounts for at least 5% (9/172) of early-onset ataxias - which makes it the second most common ataxia after Friedreichs ataxia (29%; 50/172) in our series. SACS mutations were responsible for at least 11% (9/83) of patients with unexplained ataxia. This finding is comparable to recent studies observing relative frequencies of 12% (in 232 cerebellar ataxia patients [1]) and 13% (in 85 patients with at least 2 of the 3 cardinal features of ARSACS [5]).. The majority of our ARSACS patients (78%) presented with the classical early-onset triad of cerebellar ataxia, lower limb pyramidal tract signs and axonal-demyelinating sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, thus corroborating other recent ARSACS case series [5, 6, 16]. However, one index patient and his likewise affected brother did not ...
Abstract. Hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias are genetic disorders with age-dependent nearly complete penetrance. The mostly monogenetic etiology allows one to establish the diagnosis, study pathogenesis and to develop new causative therapeutic approaches for these diseases.. Both the causative genes as well as the clinical presentation overlap considerably between hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias. This strongly argues towards a united classification for these two groups of diseases. Next generation sequencing technologies have greatly expanded the number of genes known to be causative for hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias and allow simultaneous time- and cost-effective diagnostic testing of , 200 genes. However, repeat expansions and large genomic deletions must be considered separately.. Here, we suggest a pragmatic algorithm for genetic testing in hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias that we have developed in our specialized outpatient clinics. Detailed ...
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Episodic ataxia can occur sporadically or in a number of hereditary disorders, like for instance in pyruvate carboxylase deficiency (PC gene) and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDHA1 gene). In addition, mutations in the OTC gene, which may be evident as partial deficiency in females and complete deficiency in males, can cause episodic extreme irritability, episodic vomiting and lethargy, protein avoidance, ataxia, stage II coma, delayed growth, developmental delay, and seizures. Hyperammonemias caused by deficiencies of urea cycle enzymes (CPS1, ASS1, ASL, ARG1 gene mutations) are characterized by intermittent ataxia, dysarthria, vomiting, headache, ptosis, involuntary movements, seizures, and confusion. Aminoacidurias may also be a significant part of the differential diagnosis of episodic ataxias: Hartnup disease (SLC6A19 gene mutations), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD, caused by BCKDHA, BCKDH, DBT, or DLD gene mutation), and isovaleric acidemia (IVD gene mutation). Finally, the following ...
Annotation. The Na,K-ATPase is essential for maintaining the transmembrane ion gradients required for normal cell function. Previous studies clearly indicate that a specific Na,K-ATPase inhibitor, ouabain can initiate Src kinase signaling independently of the effects on Na,K-ATPase mediated ion translocation. This Na,K-ATPase-Src signaling has been shown in the kidney and heart, and seems perfectly suited for modulation of vasoconstriction, but has never been studied in smooth muscle cells. Several findings indirectly suggest the importance of Na,K-ATPase-Src complex for vascular remodeling and elevated contraction in resistance arteries in ouabain-induced and other forms of hypertension. Familial hemiplegic migraine type 2 (FHM2), associated with the loss-of-function mutation in the Na,K-ATPase, is characterized by elevated vascular contractility which might depend on Src activation. We have shown that the Na,K-ATPase-dependent Src activation could increase arterial contraction via ...
A recessive, adult-onset neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (NCL) occurs in Tibetan terriers. A genome-wide association study restricted this NCL locus to a 1.3 Mb region of canine chromosome 2 which contains canine ATP13A2. NCL-affected dogs were homozygous for a single-base deletion in ATP13A2, predicted to produce a frameshift and premature termination codon. Homozygous truncating mutations in human ATP13A2 have been shown by others to cause Kufor-Rakeb syndrome (KRS), a rare neurodegenerative disease. These findings suggest that KRS is also an NCL, although analysis of KRS brain tissue will be needed to confirm this prediction. Generalized brain atrophy, behavioral changes, and cognitive decline occur in both people and dogs with ATP13A2 mutations: however, other clinical features differ between the species. For example, Tibetan terriers with NCL develop cerebellar ataxia not reported in KRS patients and KRS patients exhibit parkinsonism and pyramidal dysfunction not observed in affected Tibetan ...
27-Hydroxylase deficiency (cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX)) is a rare familial sterol storage disease with accumulation of cholestanol and cholesterol in most tissues, and in particular in xanthomas, bile, and brain. Clinically, this disorder is characterized by dementia, spinal cord paresis, cerebellar ataxia, tuberous and tendon xanthomas, early atherosclerosis, and cataracts.. More than 20 different mutations have been defined in the sterol 27-hydroxylase gene of CTX patients. The defect leads to a block in bile acid biosynthesis, with accumulation of substrates for the mitochondrial 27-hydroxylase such as 5β-cholestane-3α,7α,12α-triol and 7α-hydroxy-4-cholestene-3-one. The former metabolite is metabolized into 5β-cholestane-3α,7α,12α,25-tetrol, 5β-cholestane-3α,7α,12α,23-tetrol, and 5β-cholestane-3α,7α,12α,24,25-pentol.. These bile alcohols are excreted in gram amounts in bile and feces. At least part of the excess cholestanol in patients with CTX is formed from the ...
Cerebellar ataxia: Cerebellar ataxia (CA) is a deadly hereditary condition that is known to affect Spinone puppies. It is a ...
Clinically, vitamin E deficiency causes a sensory peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and skeletal and cardiac ... Lateral corticospinal tract dysfunction produces spasticity and dorsal spinocerebellar tract dysfunction causes ataxia. ...
Cerebellar ataxia. *Festinating gait. *Marche a petit pas. *Propulsive gait. *Stomping gait ...
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... is a feature of cerebellar ataxia and may be the result of lesions to either the cerebellar hemispheres or ... Dysdiadochokinesia is also seen in Friedreich's ataxia and multiple sclerosis, as a cerebellar symptom (including ataxia, ... Diener, HC; Dichgans, J (1992). "Pathophysiology of Cerebellar Ataxia". Movement Disorders. 7 (2): 95-109. doi:10.1002/mds. ... Deshmukh, A; Rosenbloom, MJ; Pfefferbaum, A; Sullivan EV (2002). "Clinical signs of cerebellar dysfunction in schizophrenia, ...
TBX21 Ataxia with isolated vitamin E deficiency; 277460; TTPA Ataxia, cerebellar, Cayman type; 601238; ATCAY Ataxia, early- ... RET Cerebellar ataxia and mental retardation with or without quadrupedal locomotion 3; 613227; CA8 Cerebellar ataxia; 604290; ... COL2A1 Episodic ataxia, type 2; 108500; CACNA1A Episodic ataxia, type 6; 612656; SLC1A3 Episodic ataxia/myokymia syndrome; ... ITPR1 Spinocerebellar ataxia 17; 607136; TBP Spinocerebellar ataxia 28; 610246; AFG3L2 Spinocerebellar ataxia 31; 117210; BEAN ...
... may be accompanied by other symptoms of cerebellar damage, such as gait, truncal and limb ataxia, intention ...
Casper, M.A., Rapheal,L.J., Harris, K.S., & Geibel, J.M. (2007). Speech prosody in cerebellar ataxia. "International Journal of ...
It has also been investigated as a treatment for cerebellar ataxia. Ogawa, M (2004). "Pharmacological treatments of cerebellar ...
Patients generally present with cerebellar ataxia. The caudal rhombencephalon has been generally considered as the initiation ...
"SYNE1-Related Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia". GeneReviews(®). University of Washington, Seattle. Retrieved 10 May 2016 ...
Known for Sanger-Brown cerebellar ataxia. He described it in 1892, it is one of the unusual types collected by Pierre Marie in ...
Topka, H.; Konczak, J.; Schneider, K.; Boose, A.; Dichgans, J. (Apr 1998). "Multijoint arm movements in cerebellar ataxia: ... Cerebellar degeneration[edit]. Errors in reaching are commonly found in patients with cerebellar degeneration. This suggests ... Maschke M, Gomez CM, Ebner TJ, Konczak J (January 2004). "Hereditary cerebellar ataxia progressively impairs force adaptation ... "Cerebellar ataxia: torque deficiency or torque mismatch between joints?". J Neurophysiol. 83 (5): 3019-30. PMID 10805697.. ...
This causes a reduction in cerebellar ataxias. Another neurotransmitter targeted by drugs that has been found to alleviate ... The most common site for cerebellar lesions that lead to intention tremors has been reported to be the superior cerebellar ... was completed at the Sapienza University of Rome to evaluate its effectiveness of treating cerebellar ataxia and kinetic tremor ... One common symptom of multiple sclerosis is ataxia, a lack of coordinated muscle movement caused by cerebellar lesions ...
acute cerebellar ataxia is a rare initial presenting feature of NM, particularly in gastric cancer. Paraneoplastic cerebellar ... Seok, H., Eun, M., Yoo, J., & Jung, K. (2011). Neoplastic meningitis presenting with acute cerebellar ataxia. Journal of ... is a well-known cause of cerebellar ataxia associated with neoplastic disorders, and commonly, with positivity for various anti ...
... , also called aniridia, cerebellar ataxia and mental deficiency. is a rare genetic disorder. The disorder is ... Early onset partial aniridia, cerebellar ataxia, and mental retardation are hallmark of syndrome. The iris abnormality is ... 1964 - GILLESPIE FD first described in two siblings with aniridia, cerebellar ataxia, and mental retardation. 1971 - Sarsfield ... Gillespie syndrome in the Swedish Rare Disease Database Aniridia-cerebellar ataxia-intellectual disability syndrome Gillespie ...
There is evidence that buspirone may be used to treat Cerebellar ataxia. There is some evidence that buspirone on its own may ... "Buspirone in the treatment of cerebellar ataxia". Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo. 127 (9-10): 312-5. PMID 10649900. ...
"Cerebellar Ataxia in Patients with Mitochondrial DNA Disease". Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology. 71 (2): 148- ... Cerebellar atrophy or hypoplasia has sometimes been reported to be associated. Mitochondrial disorders may be caused by ... ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, and ptosis (NARP) progressive symptoms as described in the acronym dementia Myoneurogenic ... Conditions such as Friedreich's ataxia can affect the mitochondria but are not associated with mitochondrial proteins. The ...
2016). "Consensus Paper: Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Cerebellar Ataxias". Cerebellum (Review). 15 (2): 213-32. doi:10.1007/s12311 ... Gluten ataxia accounts for 40% of ataxias of unknown origin and 15% of all ataxias. Less than 10% of people with gluten ataxia ... Play media Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten. With gluten ataxia, damage takes place ... People with gluten ataxia usually present gait abnormality or incoordination and tremor of the upper limbs. Gaze-evoked ...
"Immune-mediated cerebellar ataxias: from bench to bedside". Cerebellum & Ataxias. 4: 16. doi:10.1186/s40673-017-0073-7. ISSN ... Revisiting the Symptoms and Signs of Cerebellar Syndrome". Cerebellum (London, England). 15 (3): 369-391. doi:10.1007/s12311- ...
Skre H, Berg K (1974). "Cerebellar ataxia and total albinism: a kindred suggesting pleitotropism or linkage". Clinical Genetics ...
The most common cause of cerebellar ataxia, and by extension dyschronometria, is cerebellar damage. This can be by form of a ... "Cerebellar ataxia". BBC News. 2004-11-30. Retrieved 2007-07-29. Tobe, E.H. (2012). "Behavioral Effects of Incomplete Temporal ... It has not been determined what role drugs may play in the treatment of cerebellar ataxia.[medical citation needed] In the ... Whaley, N.R.; Fujioka, S.; Wszolek, Z.K. (2011). "Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia type I: A review of the phenotypic and ...
This includes cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, schizophrenia, and autism. Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to ... gluten ataxia, psoriasis, vitiligo, autoimmune hepatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and more. A ...
Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Cerebellar Ataxias". Cerebellum (Review). 15 (2): 213-32. doi:10.1007/s12311-015-0664-x. PMC 4591117 ... Gluten ataxia accounts for 40% of ataxias of unknown origin and 15% of all ataxias.[57][59] Less than 10% of people with gluten ... Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten.[56] With gluten ataxia, damage takes place in the ... People with gluten ataxia usually present gait abnormality or incoordination and tremor of the upper limbs. Gaze-evoked ...
... and cerebellar ataxia Age: Adult and Elderly Sex: Both Onset : Subacute Behavior change Memory loss, confabulation Confusion ... "Paraneoplastic cerebellar ataxia due to autoantibodies against a glutamate receptor". The New England Journal of Medicine. 342 ... syndromes are rare and recently described associated with few cases with subacute cerebellar ataxia associated with Hodgkin's ... GABAb Ab syndrome has a clinical triad of confusion, memory changes, seizure, Rarely ataxia, status epilepticus and opsoclonus- ...
"Pathogenic Roles of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 65 Autoantibodies in Cerebellar Ataxias". Journal of Immunology Research. 2017 ... "Respective implications of glutamate decarboxylase antibodies in stiff person syndrome and cerebellar ataxia". Orphanet Journal ... in parietal and cerebellar cortices of autistic brains.[15] Cerebellar purjinke cells also reported a 40% downregulation, ... Cerebellar disorders[edit]. Intracerebellar administration of GAD autoantibodies to animals increases the excitability of ...
... cerebellar ataxia, dementia, neural regeneration and repair, and epilepsy research and patient care of the nation. 3. ...
... cerebellar ataxia and skeletal abnormalities". Am. J. Med. 49 (4): 556-62. doi:10.1016/S0002-9343(70)80051-1. PMID 4991086. ... or ataxia (an inability to coordinate muscular movements). In 1995, a group led by Mendley studied two siblings and determined ...
A group of inherited and sporadic disorders which share progressive ataxia in combination with atrophy of the CEREBELLUM; PONS ... Olivo-Ponto-Cerebellar Atrophy; Olivo-Ponto-Cerebellar Degeneration; Pontoolivocerebellar Atrophy; Presenile Ataxia; Ataxia, ... Olivo Ponto Cerebellar Atrophy; Olivo Ponto Cerebellar Degeneration; Olivo-Ponto-Cerebellar Degenerations; Olivopontocerebellar ... in 23 patients with SCD consisting of cerebellar form (cortical cerebellar atrophy (CCA) and hereditary cortical cerebellar ...
He suffered from ataxia, could not finish finger-to-nose test, or heel-knee-tendon test, he could not stand up straight with ... You - Cerebellar Atrophy (OPCA) - May 2009. No Comments Yet.. Leave a reply. 点击这里取消回复。 ...
Acute cerebellar ataxia is sudden, uncoordinated muscle movement due to disease or injury to the cerebellum. This is the area ... Cerebellar ataxia; Ataxia - acute cerebellar; Cerebellitis; Post-varicella acute cerebellar ataxia; PVACA ... Acute cerebellar ataxia is sudden, uncoordinated muscle movement due to disease or injury to the cerebellum. This is the area ... Acute cerebellar ataxia in children, particularly younger than age 3, may occur several days or weeks after an illness caused ...
Rombergs test is not a test of cerebellar function, as it is commonly misconstrued. Patients with cerebellar ataxia will, ... A negative Romberg test suggests that ataxia is cerebellar in nature, i.e. depending on localised cerebellar dysfunction ... the test cannot proceed beyond the first step and no patient with cerebellar ataxia can correctly be described as Rombergs ... A positive Romberg test suggests that ataxia is sensory in nature, i.e. depending on loss of proprioception. ...
Although cerebellar degeneration may be chronic and slowly progressive, acute cerebellar swelling due to infarction, edema, or ... Cerebellar ataxia is a common finding in patients seen in neurologic practice and has a wide variety of causes. ... Cerebellar Ataxia, Neuropathy, and Vestibular Areflexia Syndrome. *Cerebellar ataxia with glutamic acid decarboxylase ... SYNE1 ataxia is a common recessive ataxia with major non-cerebellar features: a large multi-centre study. Brain 2016; 139:1378. ...
Diagnosing and Treating Cerebellar Ataxia in Dogs. If you think your dog is exhibiting signs of cerebellar ataxia, you should ... Cerebellar Ataxia Explained. While cerebellar ataxia can be caused by tumors or brain infections, its most commonly passed ... Symptoms and Progression of Cerebellar Ataxia in Dogs. Cerebellar ataxia is a progressive canine disease that causes symptoms ... Cerebellar ataxia in dogs is a condition the occurs when the cerebellum, a part of your dogs brain, sustains damage. The ...
Neonatal cerebellar ataxia in Coton de Tulear dogs.. Coates JR1, OBrien DP, Kline KL, Storts RW, Johnson GC, Shelton GD, ... A neonatal ataxia syndrome was observed in Coton de Tulear dogs. Seven affected pups (32%; 7/22) of both genders came from 5 ... and ocular ataxia beginning at 2 weeks of age. One of the pups was able to walk with assistance, but most of the affected pups ...
Hereditary cerebellar ataxia definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and ... hereditary cerebellar ataxia in Medicine Expand. hereditary cerebellar ataxia n. A disease of later childhood and early adult ...
195 patients with cerebellar ataxia experience fatigue, pain, depressed mood, anxious mood, and insomnia and use Acetaminophen ... Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on cerebellar ataxia at PatientsLikeMe. ... Paracetamol), Amitriptyline, Cannabidiol, Escitalopram, and Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen to treat their cerebellar ataxia and its ... What is cerebellar ataxia?. Cerebellar ataxia is the loss of muscle coordination due to disease or injury to the cerebellum in ...
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We here conducted a systemic review of the drugs that can lead to cerebellar ataxia as an adverse drug reaction... ... Background and Objectives Cerebellar ataxia can be induced by a large number of drugs. ... Imamura T, Ejima A, Sahara M, Saito H, Tsuburaya K. Cerebellar atrophy and persistent cerebellar ataxia after acute ... Metronidazole induced cerebellar ataxia. Indian J Pharmacol. 2013;45(3):295-7.PubMedCentralPubMedGoogle Scholar ...
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Mutant ataxin1 disrupts cerebellar development in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Chandrakanth Reddy Edamakanti,1 Jeehaeh Do,2 ... Cerebellar stem cells in Sca1154Q/2Q mice tend to differentiate into GABAergic interneurons. Given that postnatal cerebellar ... As a further test to mirror the proliferation and fate of cerebellar stem cells, we transduced cerebellar stem cells isolated ... we demonstrate that the cerebellar network is altered in SCA1 even earlier than this through the involvement of cerebellar stem ...
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Polyneuropathy in autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias: phenotype-genotype correlation.. Kubis N1, Dürr A, Gugenheim M, ... Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs) are clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorders. The aim ...
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A SEL1L mutation links a canine progressive early-onset cerebellar ataxia to the endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein ... Progressive cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) has been described in several different breeds. The disorder is due to loss of neurons ... Accordingly, the main clinical sing in affected dogs is movement incoordination (ataxia). Affected dogs have difficulties in ... We have previously identified an autosomal recessive mutation that causes cerebellar abiotrophy in the Finnish Hound breed ( ...
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2003) A mutation in Af4 is predicted to cause cerebellar ataxia and cataracts in the robotic mouse. J Neurosci 23:1631-1637. ... The inherited cerebellar ataxias are a complex group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by loss of balance and ... A point mutation in TRPC3 causes abnormal Purkinje cell development and cerebellar ataxia in moonwalker mice. Esther B. E. ... Our study provides a link between aberrant Purkinje cell development and cerebellar ataxia in the Mwk mouse. There is ...
Wide-based ataxic gait (more obvious in the hind limbs), exagerated gait movements, seizures, run into obstacles. Rapid and severe progression of clinical signs. Less consistent: stumbling, staggering, intention tremor, bunny hopping, balance loss, falling and decelerated eye ball coordination during fast head motion. Muscle spasms and aggravation of cerebellar symptoms after stress or ...
  • DCN neurons fire spontaneously in the absence of synaptic input from Purkinje neurons and modulation of the DCN response by Purkinje input is believed to be responsible for coordination of movement, while uncontrolled spontaneous firing of DCN neurons may underlay cerebellar ataxia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), an autosomal dominant cerebellar disorder belonging to the polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, is characterized by progressive ataxia, slow saccadic eye movement, hyporeflexia, peripheral neuropathy, and pyramidal and extrapyramidal signs. (neurology.org)
  • Two of the mutations led to increased receptor activity and caused slowly progressive ataxia with disease onset between the ages of 20 and 50. (ox.ac.uk)
  • A 28-year-old woman developed progressive ataxia with hyporeflexia at the age of 19. (elsevier.com)
  • We recently encountered an unusual case of primary cerebellar germinoma, presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy, characterized by gradually enlarging low-intensity lesions visible with both T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI), which were the key to the diagnosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here, we report a rare case of cerebellar germinoma presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy, characterized by gradually enlarging multiple low-intensity lesions visible with both T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI). (biomedcentral.com)
  • With an overall prevalence of 5% in our cohort of unrelated patients screened by targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) for congenital or early-onset cerebellar ataxia, this study indicates that both dominant and recessive mutations of SPTBN2 together with CACNA1A and ITPR1, are a frequent cause of early-onset/congenital non-progressive ataxia and that their screening should be implemented in this subgroup of disorders. (elsevier.com)
  • 2009) reported a consanguineous Iraqi family in which four of eight sibs had congenital ataxia, mild mental retardation, and dysarthria. (cags.org.ae)
  • Gait, truncal, and limb ataxia are often the most obvious cerebellar findings though nystagmus, saccadic abnormalities, and dysarthria are usually associated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Neurologic examination findings showed normal eye movement, mild dysarthria, hyporeflexia of the bilateral patellar and Achilles tendons, ataxia of the lower extremities, unstable standing without aid, and a wide-based ataxic gait. (neurology.org)
  • A special emphasis is placed on causes of cerebellar ataxia, both acquired and genetic, that are reversible when timely therapy is initiated. (uptodate.com)
  • While cerebellar ataxia can be caused by tumors or brain infections, it's most commonly passed down through families as a genetic illness. (vetinfo.com)
  • In diagnosing autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia the individuals clinical history or their past health examinations, a current physical examination to check for any physical abnormalities, and a genetic screening of the patients genes and the genealogy of the family are done. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forty-six patients suffering from autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia type I (ADCA I) underwent to a genotype-phenotype correlation analysis by molecular genetic assignment to the spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, 2, or 3 (SCA1, SCA2, SCA3) genetic locus and electro-oculography. (springer.com)
  • 1,2 Here, we report 4 novel homozygous SYNE1 mutations in 3 Japanese patients with cerebellar ataxia and their unique clinical and genetic characteristics. (neurology.org)
  • Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA) is one of the genetic subtypes of hereditary ataxia . (nih.gov)
  • The most peculiar aspect of the gait of inherited ataxia patients, regardless the different genetic forms, seems to be the presence of increased variability of all global and segmental parameters rather than an invariant abnormal gait pattern. (nih.gov)
  • Genetic testing strategies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels and whole genome sequencing (WGS) can be applied to the hereditary cerebellar ataxias (HCAs), but their exact role in the diagnostic pathway is unclear. (springer.com)
  • Homozygosity mapping of Portuguese and Japanese forms of ataxia-oculomotor apraxia to 9p13, and evidence for genetic heterogeneity'Am J Hum Genet. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] Moreira MC, Barbot C, Tachi N, Kozuka N, Mendonca P, Barros J, Coutinho P, Sequeiros J, Koenig M: 'Homozygosity mapping of Portuguese and Japanese forms of ataxia-oculomotor apraxia to 9pl3, and evidence for genetic heterogeneity'Am J Hum Genet. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Neurophysiological studies, screening of immune-mediated ataxias, oncological markers, vitamin E and genetic tests for spinocerebellar ataxia types 1,2,3, Friedreich ataxia and POLG1 were negative. (elsevier.com)
  • The most common of these diseases is Friedreich ataxia, caused by mutation of the frataxin gene, but recent advances in genetic analysis have greatly broadened the ever-expanding number of causative genes to over 50. (cdc.gov)
  • A genetic disorder resulting in familial branchial myoclonus, spastic paraparesis, and cerebellar ataxia. (mhmedical.com)
  • abstract = "We describe a case of cerebellar ataxia associated with anti-Hu antibodies and benign ganglioneuroma. (elsevier.com)
  • Can ataxia skip a generation? (plexusneuro.com)
  • The ataxia gene can skip generations and reappear later, which explains the effect of surprise in learning that we have transmitted the disease to our children. (plexusneuro.com)
  • Non-progressive congenital ataxia (NPCA) is a classical presentation of cerebral ataxias. (wikipedia.org)
  • CMARQ3 is a congenital cerebellar ataxia characterized by quadrupedal gait, in which affected persons walk on all four extremities. (cags.org.ae)
  • An autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia that is characterized by congenital onset of nonprogressive cerebellar ataxia, disturbed equilibrium, and mental retardation, associated with cerebellar hypoplasia. (zfin.org)
  • 73 Agenesis of the corpus callosum, with facial anomalies and cerebellar ataxia: An autosomal recessive intellectual disability syndrome characterized by congenital microcephaly, low anterior hairline, bitemporal narrowing, low-set protruding ears, strabismus and tented thick eyebrows with sparse hair in their medial segment. (malacards.org)
  • We report five patients with non-progressive congenital ataxia and psychomotor delay, 4/5 harboring novel heterozygous missense variants in SPTBN2 and one patient with compound heterozygous SPTBN2 variants. (elsevier.com)
  • Spastic para- or quadriparesis (with preserved, brisk reflexes, and normal sensation), (truncal) cerebellar ataxia, and nystagmus are common at later stages. (mhmedical.com)
  • Camrq4 Is also known as cerebellar ataxia and mental retardation with or without quadrupedal locomotion 4. (mendelian.co)
  • SDCA1 stands for spongy degeneration with cerebellar ataxia type 1 and it is a severe neurodegenerative disorder with an eary onset. (animalabs.com)
  • Spongy degeneration with cerebellar ataxia in Belgian Shepherds SDCA1 is caused by a mutation in the KCNJ10 gene. (animalabs.com)
  • Currently there is no cure for spongy degeneration with cerebellar ataxia in Belgian Shepherds. (animalabs.com)
  • 2016). A Missense Variant in KCNJ10 in Belgian Shepherd Dogs Affected by Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia (SDCA1). (animalabs.com)
  • Ataxia means loss of muscle coordination, especially of the hands and legs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Coordination and ataxia. (uptodate.com)
  • Acute cerebellar ataxia is a condition of sudden onset in which muscle coordination and gait become impaired. (alleydog.com)
  • We measured the mean values of global (time-distance parameters, COM displacement, support moment) and segmental gait parameters (joint displacement and inter-joint coordination), as both discrete and continuous variables, and their variability and correlations with International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) scores. (nih.gov)
  • Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS) hosts a specific registry for patients with ataxia in partnership with the National Ataxia Foundation. (nih.gov)
  • Ataxia is a lack of muscular coordination and balance. (glutenfreeforgood.com)
  • People with ataxia experience a failure of muscle control in their arms and legs, resulting in a lack of balance and coordination or a disturbance of gait. (plexusneuro.com)
  • Ataxia is a disabling and frustrating condition where people have the ability to move yet reduced control of the necessary balance and coordination to support their movement. (manchesterneurotherapy.co.uk)
  • Pediatric ataxia is degenerative disease of the nervous system that impacts muscle coordination. (childrens.com)
  • Ataxia is a general term to describe the loss of key muscle functions like walking, speech, coordination or eye movement. (childrens.com)
  • This case highlights the importance of next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis of inherited ataxia syndromes. (medworm.com)
  • The National Ataxia Foundation , a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia, provides lists of neurologists, ataxia clinics, and movement disorder clinics. (nih.gov)
  • Ruano L, Melo C, Silva MC, Coutinho P. The global epidemiology of hereditary ataxia and spastic paraplegia: a systematic review of prevalence studies. (springer.com)
  • therefore, the test cannot proceed beyond the first step and no patient with cerebellar ataxia can correctly be described as Romberg's positive. (wikidoc.org)
  • By contrast, GAD65-Ab from a patient with cerebellar ataxia (Ab CA) markedly decreased the NMDA-mediated turnover of glycerol. (biomedcentral.com)
  • How and where these abnormalities manifest themselves depends on which cerebellar structures are lesioned, and whether the lesion is bilateral or unilateral. (citizendium.org)
  • The results demonstrated a significative improvement in International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) global score after four weeks and after 8 weeks in the riluzole arm. (clinicaltrials.gov)