Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

Acute cerebellar ataxia is a condition of sudden onset in which muscle coordination and gait become impaired. This is caused by dysfunction to the cerebellum resulting from damage. This can be from a bacterial or viral infection, toxic substance exposure, blunt force injury, or vitamin deficiencies. Symptoms include stumbling, fine motor difficulties, dizziness, and impaired coordination of the torso or limbs Treatment involves addressing the cause of the damage and using appropriate treatment (antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, vitamin supplements, etc.).

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