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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78--80

Episodic ataxia : a case report and review of literature.


Department of Neurology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India., India

Correspondence Address:
J P Singhvi
Department of Neurology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.
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This report describes the clinical features of a 29 year female presenting with a 3 years history of episodes of cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria and nystagmus lasting 3-5 days, recurring almost every month. Sleep disturbance and buzzing in ears were noted 3-4 days before each episode. No other precipitant factor was present. Family history was negative. She was diagnosed as a case of episodic ataxia type-2 and was successfully treated with acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. She was asymptomatic at 2 year followup.






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