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Does cerebellar ataxia spread?

It can be. Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain.

How is cerebellar ataxia treated?

Supportively. The commonest acquired causes are alcoholism and viral infections. But many cases are due to genetically determined neurodegeneration. If you drink, stop--you might get better. Gait training and ambulatory aides may help.

What is primitive cerebellar ataxia?

Loss of balance. And muscular control. Speech may be slurred and the patient behaves as though she were drunk with alcohol. A rare cause is vitamin b1 dependency. This is the same as deficiency but the patient needs huge doses of the vitamin. There are published cases of this. It can even be intermittent and inititiated by head injury, or a simple infection.

What are the tests for acute cerebellar ataxia?

MRI. Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain.

How long does it take for cerebellar ataxia caused by alcohol to improve? I'm 20 months of the drink and still have ataxia, but I have emproved a lot

Ataxia. You did not say how old you are and how long have you been drinking. If your exposure is fairly long to alcohol the damage may be irreversible. However if you have not been drinking for years you need a detailed evaluation including brain imaging to be sure that you did not have a stroke or not suffering from brain tumor.

Is there a cure for cerebellar ataxia?

It can be. Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain.

Is spino-cerebellar ataxia contagious?

No. Spinocerebellar degenerations are genetic disorders that run in families. There is no infectious component.