Ataxic Disorders

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

Edited by

  • Sankara Subramony, MD, Professor of Neurology, McKnight Institute at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Alexandra Dürr, MD PhD, INSERM U289 et Département de Génétique Cytogénétique et Embryologie, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France

This volume’s primary goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of recent developments and advancements in the study of ataxic disorders. Beginning with an examination of the cerebellar region, and then progressing to a fresh perspective on the clinical aspects of the various forms of ataxia, this handbook gives clinicians a state-of-the-art reference for the management of the many etiologies and neurological manifestations of ataxic disorders.

Clinicians will gain a broader understanding of generative ataxias and the genetic disorders associated with them. In addition, new neurophysiological and imaging techniques are discussed, along with an in-depth examination of the treatment and management protocols of ataxic diseases.

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Audience

Neurologists
Neuroscience research workers

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51892-7


Table of Contents

BASIC ASPECTS
The cerebellum - structure and connections; Physiology of clinical dysfunction of the cerebellum; Oculomotor aspects of the hereditary cerebellar ataxias; Magnetic resonance and nuclear medicine imaging studies in ataxic disease; Neuropathology of degenerative ataxias; Approach to ataxic diseases

ACQUIRED ATAXIAS
Acquired ataxias, infectious and para-infectious; Ataxia in patients with brain infarcts and hemorrhages; Ataxia resulting from posterior fossa tumors of childhood and other mass lesions;  Nutritional cerebellar degeneration, with comments on its relationship to Wernicke disease and alcoholism; Immune-mediated acquired ataxias; Toxic agents causing cerebellar ataxias; Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

DEGENERATIVE ATAXIAS
Epidemiology and population genetics of degenerative ataxias; Sporadic adult onset ataxia of unknown aetiology

DEGENERATIVE ATAXIAS – MITOCHONDRIAL, AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE AND X-LINKED
Overview of autosomal recessive ataxias; Friedrich’s ataxia; Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency and abetalipoproteinemia; Ataxia-telangiectasia; Autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias with oculomotor apraxia; Other autosomal recessive and childhood ataxias; Ataxia in mitochondrial disorders; Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome

DEGENERATIVE ATAXIAS – AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT
Overview of autosomal dominant ataxias; Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, 2; Machado-Joseph disease/spinocerebellar ataxia type 3; Spinocerebellar ataxia type 5, 6, 7; Clinical and genetic features of spinocerebellar ataxia type 8; Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 25, 28; Other spinocerebellar ataxias; Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy; Episodic ataxias 1 and 2

OTHER ISSUES
Ataxias related to sensory neuropathies; Frontal lobe ataxia; Balance and gait problems in the elderly; Treatment and management issues in ataxic disease