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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. SCA42ND is an early-onset, severe form associated with motor and cognitive impairment, cerebellar atrophy as well as variable features such as facial dysmorphisms, digital anomalies, microcephaly and epilepsy. SCA42ND inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Acronym

SCA42ND

Keywords

Spinocerebellar ataxia

 
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