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Medline NLM definition: Impairment of the
ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition
may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharnyx, larnyx, and other structures.
Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia
may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor
ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX
diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED
NUCLEUS; and other conditions.
Friedreich's Ataxia factsheet: National Institute for Neurological
Disorders and Stroke (US site)
PubMed Medline search on Ataxia
PubMed Medline search on Friedreich's Ataxia
The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society
A-T Society is a self help group of families who have children with A-T.
UK charity for people with ataxia, their families and carers.
Climb - The National Information Centre for metabolic Diseases
A national umbrella organisation working on behalf of children, young people and families affected by metabolic disease.
National Ataxia Foundation (US
USA based organisation for people with ataxia
Network of Ataxia Friends
Internaf is an international e-mail based forum to exchange information and support for those who are diagnosed with ataxia, their families and friends as well as anyone who has an interest in these disorders.
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