Topics Discussed: ataxia.
Sections: Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation, History and Physical Exam, Differential Diagnosis, Specific Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Treatment, References.
Excerpt:"Ataxia is a term derived from Greek referring to impairment and lack of ability to coordinate or perform voluntary movements.1 Ataxia can present and be noted in children of all age groups ranging from young infants to adolescents. Both genders, plus all racial and ethnic groups, may be affected. However, since there are many conditions and disorders that may cause ataxia in children, there is great variability in its underlying pathogenesis, risk factors, and presentation...."
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