UCL Institute of Neurology


Ataxia telangiectasia

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

Support Groups

The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society
A-T Society is a self help group of families who have children with A-T.

Ataxia UK
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 site)
USA based organisation for people with ataxia