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Definition

Spinocerebellar ataxia is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of cerebellar disorders. Patients show progressive incoordination of gait and often poor coordination of hands, speech and eye movements, due to degeneration of the cerebellum with variable involvement of the brainstem and spinal cord. SCA7 belongs to the autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias type II (ADCA II) which are characterized by cerebellar ataxia with retinal degeneration and pigmentary macular dystrophy.

Acronym

SCA7

Synonyms

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy III
Olivopontocerebellar atrophy with retinal degeneration
OPCA3
OPCA III

Keywords

Spinocerebellar ataxia

 
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