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Definition

A form of spinocerebellar ataxia, a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of cerebellar disorders due to degeneration of the cerebellum with variable involvement of the brainstem and spinal cord. SCAR24 patients manifest gait instability and speech difficulties with onset in childhood. Clinical features include gait and limb ataxia, dysarthria, nystagmus, cataracts, and cerebellar atrophy on brain imaging.

Acronym

SCAR24

Keywords

Neurodegeneration
Mental retardation

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