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Spinocerebellar ataxia 2


Other Names for this Disease

  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy 2
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy Holguin type
  • SCA 2
  • SDSEM
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia Cuban type
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What are the signs and symptoms of spinocerebellar ataxia 2?

Early symptoms of spinocerebellar ataxia may include uncoordinated movement (ataxia) and leg cramps. Other symptoms may include tremor; decreased muscle tone; poor tendon reflexes; abnormal eye movements; dementia; dystonia and/or chorea; muscle twitches; nerve irritation and swelling (polyneuropathy); leg weakness; difficulty swallowing; bladder dysfunction; and parkinsonism.[1][2]
Last updated: 1/31/2014

References
  1. Pulst SM. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2. GeneReviews. August 1, 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1275/. Accessed 1/31/2014.
  2. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2. Genetics Home Reference. February, 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2. Accessed 6/23/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy 2
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy Holguin type
  • SCA 2
  • SDSEM
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia Cuban type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.