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Definition

A form of spinocerebellar ataxia, 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. SCA36 is characterized by complicated clinical features, with ataxia as the first symptom, followed by characteristic late-onset involvement of the motor neuron system. Ataxic symptoms, such as gait and truncal instability, ataxic dysarthria, and uncoordinated limbs, start in late forties to fifties. Characteristically, affected individuals exhibit tongue atrophy with fasciculation. Progression of motor neuron involvement is typically limited to the tongue and main proximal skeletal muscles in both upper and lower extremities.

Acronym

SCA36

Keywords

Spinocerebellar ataxia

 
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