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Spinal Cerebella Ataxia type 6

Does anyone have this disease and if so how do you manage?
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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a genetic defect that inhibits the proper channeling of calcium in the body, which in turn results in degeneration of the cerebellum.

Since cerebellum controls coordination, symptoms can be are unsteady gait, stumbling, and imbalance, unclear speech, unclear speech, vision abnormalities etc.

Diagnosis is based upon a neurological examination and by DNA testing.

Supportive therapy is available and the patients can refer to the National Ataxia Foundation for further information.

(Ref: http://www.ataxia.org/pdf/NAF%20Web%20Content%20Publication%20SCA6.pdf)

Do write in if you need any other information.

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