Ataxia

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Superficial Siderosis associated ataxia is used to describe a symptom of incoordination which is linked to your degenerative changes in the central nervous system. This form of ataxia is a symptom of your medical condition and is different from Hereditary or Sporadic Ataxia which is separate neurological diseases.

Ataxia is one of the three main clinical symptoms experienced by Superficial Siderosis patients. It is the parent symptom of many related problems including gait and posture, fine motor skill coordination, speech, swallowing, visual abnormalities, fatigue, mild cognitive impairment and mood difficulties.

This is a paper on treatment of cerebellar ataxia:

Effects of acetyl-DL-leucine in patients with cerebellar ataxia    superficial siderosis ataxia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: December 15, 2017

Sources: Superficial siderosis is a rare neurologic disease characterized by progressive sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar ataxia, pyramidal signs, and neuroimaging findings revealing hemosiderin deposits in the spinal and cranial leptomeninges and subpial layer. The disease progresses slowly, and patients may present with mild cognitive impairment, nystagmus, dysmetria, spasticity, dysdiadochokinesia, dysarthria, hyperreflexia, and Babinski signs. Additional features reported include dementia, urinary incontinence, anosmia, ageusia, and anisocoria. Superficial siderosis MedGen UID: 831707 •Concept ID: CN226971 •Finding Orphanet: ORPHA247245
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