Original Investigations

Journal of Neurology

, Volume 233, Issue 1, pp 13-15

First online:

Ataxia and cerebellar atrophy in chronic alcoholics

  • B. MelgaardAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Gentofte University Hospital
  • , P. AhlgrenAffiliated withDepartment of Neuroradiology, Glostrup University Hospital

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Forty-five alcoholics were examined clinically and by CT scanning in order to evaluate the relationship between ataxia, cerebellar atrophy and peripheral neuropathy. A significant relationship was found between ataxia and cerebellar atrophy as well as between ataxia and peripheral neuropathy.

Key words

Alcoholism Cerebellum Ataxia Polyneuropathy