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Types of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Types of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

There are a range of symptoms for Spinocerebellar Ataxia. Some of the symptoms are specific to the classification of disease; others are more general and will affect all classifications. There are as many as 25 different classifications of the disease with specific symptoms including:

SCA1: Difficulty with fluent speech and swallowing difficulties

SCA2: Often problems with memory loss and dementia

SCA3: Sometimes called Machado-Joseph Disease; presents with muscle weakness and wasting

SCA 7: Often causes loss of sight

SCA 10: Individuals with this disease may experience seizures

All of the above classifications have specific symptoms that make them different; however, they do all cause difficulty coordinating movement that gradually worsens over time.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia

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