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About Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Spinocerebellar ataxia is an inherited brain disorder that is characterized by problems with walking, as well as poor coordination of hand movements, eye movements, and speech. Symptoms usually occur after the age of 18 and become slowly progressive and results in the deterioration of tissue from the cerebellum.

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Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Making an Informed Choice About Genetic Testing (PDF)
This booklet reviews information about dominantly inherited forms of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and genetic testing for SCA. Spinocerebellar ataxia is an inherited disorder of brain function. It is characterized by increasing problems with coordination that often affect the legs, hands, and speech.
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