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What is cerebellar degeneration?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Illness family

This is a group of thankfully-uncommon illnesses, almost all of them genetic, in which the principal cells of the cerebellar cortex die off over time.
Generalized lack of coordination results. One is treatable with big doses of vitamin E but this does not touch the rest. The other entity to rule out is remote effects of a small lung cancer. Good luck.

In brief: Illness family

This is a group of thankfully-uncommon illnesses, almost all of them genetic, in which the principal cells of the cerebellar cortex die off over time.
Generalized lack of coordination results. One is treatable with big doses of vitamin E but this does not touch the rest. The other entity to rule out is remote effects of a small lung cancer. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
By the way, I am assuming you are not simply referring to the shrinking of the cerebellum that is usual in heavy drinkers. Sorry if there is any misunderstanding.
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