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Ataxia

Ataxia is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Intoxication, eg, alcohol, phenytoin
  • Cerebellar infarct, mass, or hemorrhage
  • Cerebellar degeneration, eg, alcoholism
  • Parkinsonism
  • Vascular (multi-infarct) dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Metabolic: hyponatremia, hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome, eg, breast, ovarian
  • PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) in AIDS
  • Lyme disease
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Inherited ataxia, eg, Friedreich’s

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Ataxia." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114859/all/Ataxia.
Zeiger RF. Ataxia. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114859/all/Ataxia. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Ataxia. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114859/all/Ataxia
Zeiger RF. Ataxia [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114859/all/Ataxia.
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