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Ataxia

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)

Abstract

Ataxia refers to the inability to carry out age-appropriate voluntary skilled movements because of lack of coordination. In the clinical setting, this term implies that the pathophysiological process involves the cerebellum or cerebellar connections in the brain stem. Assumptions concerning the portion of the cerebellar system involved can be made from specific abnormalities on examination.

Keywords

Disease Maple Syrup Urine Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Maple Syrup Urine Disease Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Oculomotor Palsy 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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