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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. SCA46 is a slowly progressive, autosomal dominant form with onset in adulthood.

Acronym

SCA46

Synonyms

Spinocerebellar ataxia, 46, autosomal dominant, with sensory axonal neuropathy

Keywords

Spinocerebellar ataxia

 
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