|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 78--80
Episodic ataxia : a case report and review of literature.
JP Singhvi, S Prabhakar, P Singh
Department of Neurology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India., India
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.
J P Singhvi
Department of Neurology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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