Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Axonal Neuropathy
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Spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy (SCAN1) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. 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.
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Last Updated: 7/21/2015
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