Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia

Overview

Type of disease: Rare Condition or Disease

Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA) is one of the genetic subtypes of hereditary ataxia. most common symptom of ADCA is poor movement coordination (ataxia) especially a jerky, unsteady walking style (gait). Coordination of hands and clearness of speech (dysarthria) are also affected. The ataxia usually slowly worsens over time. While the age of onset can vary, the symptoms most commonly begin during adult years. The ataxia usually slowly worsens over time. Diagnosis of ADCA is based on clinical history, physical examination, genetic testing, and ruling out other diseases. Treatment options for specific symptoms may be available, depending on the type and severity of symptoms.

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