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who discovered spinocerebellar ataxia

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
17 people at least: Since there are probably at least 17 varieties of spinocerebellar ataxia (of which friedreich's is the most famous) 17 discoverers (or more) probably ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Unclear question: SCA wasn't "discovered" any more than heart failure, epilepsy and schizophrenia were discovered. They've always been with us. SCA was first systematic ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Archaic term and : Not used in academic settings due to confused terminology. Was used to describe both hereditary and sporadic neurodegenerative ataxias, but now class ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fatta Nahab
20 years experience Neurology
Variety of causes...: The causes of spinocerebellar ataxia span several pages, but can be categorized as: hereditary, infectious, medication-related, alcohol-related, trau ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Generic comments: Spinocerebellar ataxias are hereditary conditions, which may have features of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and even blend into pernicious ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience Neurology
Too many to answer: The spinocerebellar ataxias (sca) are inherited conditions with ataxia & other symptoms. I believe that nearly 60 different scas currently identified. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience Neurology
Part of the problem: There are different types of spino-cerebellar ataxia syndromes. Many of them have involvement of the autonomic nervous system producing problems with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Surely: Classic model is Freidrich's ataxia, associated with scoliosis, cardiomyopathy, retinitis pigments, hearing loss, and cataracts. Another disorder. ol ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience Neurology
Usually not similar: Motor neuron disease and spinocerebellar ataxia (sca) are very different diseases. The former affects motor neurons that control voluntary muscle acti ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unfortunately no: Unfortunately, there is no cure for spinocerebellar ataxia. Rehabilitation programs help people maintain function as the disease progresses.

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