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Glossary - Ataxia

Last Updated on Jul 29, 2014
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Glossary Ataxia

Brainstem: It is a part of the brain in the lower portion of the skull that continues as the spinal cord. It controls breathing, circulation of blood and other important functions.

Cortex: It is the outer layer covering the largest part of the brain called the cerebrum.
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Lyme disease: It is a disease spread by tick bite. It commonly causes rashes, joint swellings and fever.

Multiple Sclerosis: An autoimmune disease in which the covering of nerves i.e. myelin sheath is lost. It can severely disable the patient.

Thalamus: It is a relay centre for incoming and outgoing signals to and from the brain.

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kenny66

CAN CEREBELLAR ATAXIA BE AGGRAVATED BY ANY KIND OF ACTIVITY? ALSO, IS THIS DISORDER PART OF THE PARKINSON DISEASE FAMILY?>=

Willowkitty

I cannot walk a straight line. It was so bad Sunday that I went to the hospital to see if I had a stroke. No stroke, no MS, taking meds for heart attack back in December. Doctors don't know what is causing it. Very frustrated.

Imayavaramban

Last month, I got injured in my head due to road accident. I found some symptoms in me relevant to ataxia. What should i do next ?

Jimbo1789

I got ataxia from interferon shots. Collapsed one day, wound up in hospital for 2 weeks in a coma, had pneumonia, anemia requiring transfusion, dysphagia, dyskinesia and dysarthria, After 3 months of therapy speech is still affected and still cannot walk w/o qualified supervision. Are there any treatments available?

marnie65

For the last two months, I have had Bacteremia four times with E-Coli ESBL, and Proteus. I have been covered extensively with Gentamicin and Vancomycin. My Creatinine has been rising and is now 131. My GFR has been decreasing, which is now 38. As well, I have lost my sense of balance and I am experiencing a great deal of difficulty walking. Initially I thought this was due to severe anemia, HGB 88, with iron depletion. Now I wonder about ataxia from the aminoglycocides, and if this is the case, is it reversible?

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