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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. SCAR4 patients manifest ataxic gait with spasticity and hyperreflexia of the lower limbs resulting in difficulty walking. The age at onset is highly variable, ranging from early childhood to adulthood.

Acronym

SCAR4

Synonyms

SCA24
SCASI
Spinocerebellar ataxia 24
Spinocerebellar ataxia with saccadic intrusions

Keywords

Neurodegeneration

 
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