Episodic ataxia type 7



Episodic ataxia type 7 (EA7) is an exceedingly rare form of Hereditary episodic ataxia (see this term) characterized by ataxia with weakness, vertigo, and dysarthria without interictal findings.

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Episodic ataxia type 7


Medical Term Other Names Description
Ataxia Cerebellar ataxia Cerebellar ataxia refers to ataxia due to dysfunction of the cerebellum. This causes a variety of elementary neurological deficits including asynergy (lack of coordination between muscles, limbs and joints), dysmetria (lack of ability to judge distances that can lead to under- oder overshoot in grasping movements), and dysdiadochokinesia (inability to perform rapid movements requiring antagonizing muscle groups to be switched on and off repeatedly).
Dysarthria Difficulty articulating speech, Dysarthric speech Dysarthric speech is a general description referring to a neurological speech disorder characterized by poor articulation. Depending on the involved neurological structures, dysarthria may be further classified as spastic, flaccid, ataxic, hyperkinetic and hypokinetic, or mixed.
Episodic ataxia Paroxysmal ataxia, Intermittent cerebellar ataxia Periodic spells of incoordination and imbalance, that is, episodes of ataxia typically lasting from 10 minutes to several hours or days.\n
Vertigo Dizzy spell, Dizziness An abnormal sensation of spinning while the body is actually stationary.

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