Childhood-onset autosomal recessive slowly progressive spinocerebellar ataxia

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Synonyms: Autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 | SCAR7

A rare genetic autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia disease characterized by slowly progressive spinocerebellar ataxia developing during childhood manifesting with gait and limb ataxia postural tremor dysarthria sensory alterations (e.g. decreased vibration sense) eye movement anomalies (i.e. nystagmus saccadic pursuit oculomotor apraxia) upper and lower limb fasciculations and hyperreflexia with Babinski signs. Brain imaging reveals cerebellar pontine vermian and medullar atrophy.

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