Simplifying Science Descipher Logo   
       Try our new low-cost Blog Generator (click logo). Free trial: 30 blog posts.

Disease or Condition — Ill-defined Conditions:
cerebellar ataxia

Information displayed below is a subset of the entire knowledge base and may be incorrect, or incomplete intensionally or inadvertently. If you detect a serious error or want access to the complete knowledge base, please contact us.


Cerebellar ataxia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the cerebellum, a part of the brain that is responsible for coordinating movement. Symptoms of cerebellar ataxia include difficulty with balance, coordination, and speech. Other symptoms may include tremors, difficulty walking, and an unsteady gait. The cause of cerebellar ataxia can vary, but it is often due to a stroke, tumor, or head injury. Treatment for cerebellar ataxia is typically focused on managing symptoms and improving quality of life.

Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • altered perception of time
  • asthenia
  • ataxic gait
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • lack of coordination
  • speech disturbance
  • unsteadiness on feet
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • asynergy
  • ataxic gait
  • ataxic respiration
  • coordination abnormality
  • dysarthria
  • dysdiadochokinesia
  • dysmetria
  • high-stepping gait
  • hypotonia
  • lack of coordination
  • nystagmus
  • slowiness
  • slurred speech
  • titubation
  • vocal tremor

Detailed Disease and Condition Information (use the search buttons below to find details on these topics)
All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: