A rare disease characterized by progressive ataxia caused by degeneration of the posterior columns of the spinal cord. Affected individuals have a reduced ability to feel pain, temperature and vibration, particularly in the hands and feet. Their most prominent feature is an ataxic gait resulting from a severe loss of proprioception. Thus, patients rely on visual cues for maintaining proper body posture, such that they are unable to remain upright if their eyes are closed (Romberg sign).

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