Subacute cerebellar degeneration
Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebellar degeneration, subacute
- Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration
- Nutritional cerebellar degeneration
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 Less commonly, the area connecting the spinal cord to the brain is involved. Subacute cerebellar degeneration may occur in association with a cancer (paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration) or lack of thiamine (alcoholic or nutritional cerebellar degeneration). Signs and symptoms may include ataxia, speech and swallowing problems, dementia, vision problems, and vertigo.Subacute cerebellar degeneration is the breakdown of the area of the brain that controls muscle coordination and balance (the cerebellum).
Last updated: 10/14/2014
- NINDS Cerebellar Degeneration Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). June 27, 2008; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.htm. Accessed 10/2/2008.
- Cerebellar Degeneration, Subacute. NORD. 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Cerebellar%20Degeneration%2C%20Subacute.
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