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.

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Does a normal frataxin test result rule out the possibility of friedreich ataxia. And does a normal result of a cat scan rule out cerebellar ataxia?

No and no. There are several forms of cerebellar ataxia. There are markers that have been found, but most cases are not diagnosed by the marker gene but by appropriate clinical evaluation. Early in the course ct and MRI may be normal. Read more...
No and No. The 'frataxin test' reveals the presence of repeat expansions in the frataxin gene which is detected in 96% of fa patients. The rest are due to point mutations uncovered by sequence analysis of the gene and is a separate test. Mri is better than ct to study the posterior fossa. Results depend on the type of cerebellar ataxia of which fa is only one. Read more...

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. Read more...

Is spino-cerebellar ataxia contagious?

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

Can someone run if they have cerebellar ataxia? Or would they fall?

Risky. You don't say what cerebellar ataxia is due to, but if it is interfering with any activities at rest or walking it is very risky. If it is mild it still may be risky to run. Walking is good and safer exercise. Read more...

Explain the condition called sudden loss of coordination (cerebellar ataxia).?

Cerebellar Ataxia. Acute cerebellar ataxia is defined as the sudden loss of coordination or abnormal gait due to abnormal function of the cerebellum. Causes are vast, and include tumors, infectious diseases, and genetic (inherited) etiologies. This is best managed by a neurologist (specialist in the nervous system). Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...