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Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Axonal Neuropathy


Synonyms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Axonal Neuropathy
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
SCAN1 is a neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy (SCAN1) is characterized by late childhood-onset of a slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia, followed by areflexia and signs of peripheral neuropathy. Gaze nystagmus and cerebellar dysarthria usually develop after the onset of ataxic gait. As the disease advances, pain and touch sensation become impaired in the hands and legs; vibration sense disappears in hands and lower thigh. Individuals with advanced disease develop a steppage gait and pes cavus; and later become wheelchair dependent. Affected individuals have normal intellect and longevity.

Organizations related to Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Axonal Neuropathy
  • International Network of Ataxia Friends
    2141 Palerme
    Quebec Intl H7K 3R7
    Phone #: 450-663-3664
    800 #: --
    e-mail: internaf-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Home page: http://internaf.org
  • National Ataxia Foundation
    2600 Fernbrook Lane n, Suite 119
    Minneapolis MN 55447-4752
    Phone #: 763-553-0020
    800 #: --
    e-mail: naf@ataxia.org
    Home page: http://www.ataxia.org
  • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
    204 West 84th Street
    New York NY 10024
    Phone #: 212-875-8312
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
    Home page: http://www.wemove.org



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