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What are ataxia, cerebellar or spinocerebellar degeneration?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Progressive disorder

Genetic and familial conditions can lead to a progressive degeneration of the cerebellum and brainstem structures.
There are many different types. Multiple sclerosis can also cause progressive balance problems that can mimic degenerative disease. Tumors can also mimic degenerative disease. A quality MRI and good neurological evaluation is necessary.

In brief: Progressive disorder

Genetic and familial conditions can lead to a progressive degeneration of the cerebellum and brainstem structures.
There are many different types. Multiple sclerosis can also cause progressive balance problems that can mimic degenerative disease. Tumors can also mimic degenerative disease. A quality MRI and good neurological evaluation is necessary.
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