Journal of Neurology

, Volume 233, Issue 1, pp 13–15

Ataxia and cerebellar atrophy in chronic alcoholics

  • B. Melgaard
  • P. Ahlgren
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00313983

Cite this article as:
Melgaard, B. & Ahlgren, P. J Neurol (1986) 233: 13. doi:10.1007/BF00313983


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 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Melgaard
    • 1
  • P. Ahlgren
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyGentofte University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyGlostrup University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark

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