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Acute cerebral ataxia in (otherwise) healthy 7-yr-old female: could bronchitis 3 weeks prior be primary cause? Or is it likely head trauma?

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Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Unlikely

Acute cerebellar ataxia has been known to occur shortly after chicken pox infection (cerebellitis).

In brief: Unlikely

Acute cerebellar ataxia has been known to occur shortly after chicken pox infection (cerebellitis).
Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Post-infectious

The childhood onset of acute ataxia is often brief and fully reversible and is likely an automimmune reaction associated with a prior infection.
Conceptually, view like an adult guillain-barre syndrome, in that case peripheral nerves. Have no knowledge of any relationship with trauma of any kind.

In brief: Post-infectious

The childhood onset of acute ataxia is often brief and fully reversible and is likely an automimmune reaction associated with a prior infection.
Conceptually, view like an adult guillain-barre syndrome, in that case peripheral nerves. Have no knowledge of any relationship with trauma of any kind.
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