Ataxia - Symptoms | Pediatric Oncall


Last Updated : 1/3/2011
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Ira Shah
Ataxia is a disorder of movement characterized by inco-ordination, lack of precision and speed of movement with inability to maintain balance. The most prominent feature is an abnormal gait - which is wide based, lurching and staggering.

The pathology

causing ataxia

can be anywhere in the cerebellum, or its connections with other parts of the nervous system.


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Consultant Pediatrician, B J Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/3/2001
Last Updated : 1/3/2011
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