Spinocerebellar ataxia 19
A form of spinocerebellar ataxia, a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of cerebellar disorders. Patients show progressive incoordination of gait and often poor coordination of hands, speech and eye movements, due to degeneration of the cerebellum with variable involvement of the brainstem and spinal cord. SCA19 is a relatively mild, cerebellar ataxic syndrome with cognitive impairment, pyramidal tract involvement, tremor and peripheral neuropathy, and mild atrophy of the cerebellar hemispheres and vermis.
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