TITLE

Effect of steroid treatment in cerebeIlar ataxia associated with anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies

AUTHOR(S)
Virgilio, R.; Corti, S.; Agazzi, P.; Santoro, D.; Lanfranconi, S.; Candelise, L.; Bresolin, N.; Comi, G. P.; Bersano, A.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jan2009, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 76-year-old man with subacute progressive gait instability and loss of fluency of movement execution. He was presented with difficulties in swallowing, incoordination of four limbs, and slurred speech. The patient's first neurological examination depicts severe dysarthria, nystagmus, and bilateral dysmetria. The article discusses information of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and cerebral ataxia.
ACCESSION #
36132275

 

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