Ataxia - a group of heterogeneous diseases.

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Summary of "Ataxia - a group of heterogeneous diseases."

Ataxias constitute a group of heterogeneous diseases with overlapping symptoms. The clinical investigation should primarily seek for treatable conditions such as neurometabolic disorders and autoimmune diseases. Rapid progression is often characteristic for paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, autoimmune diseases or multiple system atrophy (MSA). The rapid development of massive parallel DNA sequencing and its increased accessibility have enabled for improved diagnostic resolution of patients. A diagnosis based on the etiology is crucial for prognosis and treatment of ataxias. In hereditary forms, the identification of causative genetic factors is essential for family planning.


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Name: Lakartidningen
ISSN: 1652-7518


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