acute ataxia

a·cute a·tax·i·a

generalized ataxia of abrupt onset, most often caused by drug intoxications, poisonings, or vestibular neuronitis.
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Acute ataxia is defined as unsteadiness of walking or of fine motor movement with a duration of < 72 hours.
A 22-year-old female African black-footed penguin (Spheniseus demersus) was presented with acute ataxia, hunched posture (kyphosis), lethargy, and inappetence after a molt.
Forty contributed chapters address anatomy and functions, imaging, malformations, genetic and metabolic disorders, cerebellar disruptions, vascular disorders, tumors, and paraneoplastci cerebellar syndromes, acute ataxia, and extrinsic insults.
This comprehensive reference text on cerebellar disorders in children includes chapters on cerebellar development, prenatal cerebellar imaging, imaging of the posterior fossa, with coverage of a broad range of malformations, genetic and metabolic disorders involving the cerebellum, prenatal cerebellar disruptions (as related to prematurity), vascular disorders, tumors and paraneoplastic syndromes, as well as acute ataxia and trauma to the posterior fossa.
This book will be an invaluable resource for all those caring for children affected by cerebellar disorders, including malformations, genetic and metabolic disorders, acquired cerebellar damage, vascular disorders and acute ataxias.
Acute ataxia in childhood is often caused by toxin ingestion.

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