Progressive confusion, memory loss, and gait ataxia in an adult.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.

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Name: JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
ISSN: 1538-3598
Pages: 2195-6


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