cerebellar ataxia

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failure of muscular coordination; irregularity of muscular action. adj., adj atac´tic, atax´ic.
cerebellar ataxia ataxia due to disease of the cerebellum.
Friedreich's ataxia see friedreich's ataxia.
frontal ataxia disturbance of equilibrium associated with tumor of the frontal lobe.
hereditary ataxia Friedreich's ataxia.
hysterical ataxia ataxia recognizable as a conversion symptom; see also astasia-abasia.
locomotor ataxia tabes dorsalis.
sensory ataxia ataxia due to loss of proprioception (joint position sense), resulting in poorly judged movements and becoming aggravated when the eyes are closed.
ataxia-telangiectasia a severe, autosomal recessive, progressive ataxia, associated with telangiectasias (dilation of small blood vessels) in the skin and eyes; immunodeficiency with frequent infections of the respiratory tract from sinuses to lungs; and abnormal eye movements. Called also Louis-Bar's syndrome.
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cer·e·bel·lar a·tax·i·a

loss of muscle coordination caused by disorders of the cerebellum.
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cerebellar ataxia

Neurology A condition characterized by a usually abrupt onset of unsteady gait, nystagmus, and dysarthria, which in children may persist in the form of residual movement or behavioral disorders. See Ataxia.
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cer·e·bel·lar atax·ia

(ser-ă-belăr ă-taksē-ă)
Loss of muscle coordination caused by disorders of the cerebellum.
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cerebellar ataxia

MOTOR incoordination due to disease of the CEREBELLUM.
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Murri disease
Murri syndrome - cerebellar degeneration. Synonym(s): cerebellar ataxia
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Examination of CSF in varicella-associated cerebellar ataxia reveals nonspecific findings, with a cell count ranging from 0 to 68 cells/m[m.sup.3].
Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia type I: a review of the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics.
Ataxia-telangiectasia: A familial syndrome of progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous tenlangiectasis and frequent pulmonary infection.
All fulfilled the clinical criteria of the typical form of FA (1): age of onset before 20 and progressive cerebellar ataxia with dysarthria, areflexia, deep sensory loss in lower limbs, pyramidal weakness, and Babinski signs.
The superior cerebellar artery (Table 2) supplies blood to the upper part of the cerebellum and the midbrain.[10,12] Brain attack of this vessel causes ipsilateral cerebellar ataxia, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech and contralateral loss of pain and thermal sensation.[4]
The neurological symptoms, in lowering order of frequency, are diabetes insipidus, exophthalmos, cerebellar ataxia, panhypopituitarism, and papilledema which correlate with the various radiological finding [11, 12].
In addition, ten cases (52.6%) showed cerebellar ataxia, mainly presenting as unstable gait and cerebellar tremor.
Cerebellar ataxia as the first manifestation of Alexander ' s disease.
On physical and neurological examination he presented slurred speech, gait ataxia and bilateral appendicular cerebellar ataxia. The deep tendon reflexes were +++/4 and there was bilateral Babinski sign.
In five patients, we observed other symptoms of central nervous system involvement in addition to the cognitive impairment, such as pyramidal signs in two, choreiform hyperkinesia in one, and mild cerebellar ataxia with Klockgether ataxia score between 7 and 11/35 in five.
CAG repeat expansion in the TATA box binding protein gene causes autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia. Brain 2001;124:1939-1947.
Neurologic problems, such as cerebellar ataxia, epilepsy, neuropathy, dementia, chronic headache, developmental delay (autism), and learning disorders (ADHD), have been reported in association with gluten sensitivity.

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