Learn About Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3

What is the definition of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3?
Spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (SCA3) is a rare, inherited form of ataxia. Signs and symptoms may begin between childhood and late adulthood and vary greatly. Symptoms may include slowly progressive clumsiness in the arms and legs; a manner of walking (gait) that may be mistaken for drunkenness; difficulty speaking and swallowing; impaired eye movements or vision; and lower limb spasticity. Some people with SCA3 develop dystonia or symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease; twitching of the face or tongue; nerve damage (neuropathy); or problems with urination and the autonomic nervous system. SCA3 is caused by a genetic change in the ATXN3 gene and inheritance is autosomal dominant.
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What are the alternative names for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3?
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 3
  • Azorean neurologic disease
  • MJD
  • Machado-Joseph disease
  • Nigrospinodentatal degeneration
  • SCA3
  • Spinocerebellar atrophy type 3
  • Spinopontine atrophy
Who are the top Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Local Doctors?
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Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine Geriatric Neuro Clinic - East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center

4260 Plymouth Rd 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Henry Paulson is a Neurologist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Paulson has been practicing medicine for over 32 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3. He is also highly rated in 25 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3, Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, and Drug Induced Dyskinesia. He is licensed to treat patients in Michigan and Iowa. Dr. Paulson is currently accepting new patients.

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University Of Coimbra

Coimbra, PT 

Luis De Almeida is in Coimbra, Portugal. De Almeida is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3. He is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3, Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, and Drug Induced Dyskinesia.

 
 
 
 
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Mass General Brigham

Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Inc

55 Fruit Street 
Boston, MA 2114

Jeremy Schmahmann is a Neurologist in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Schmahmann has been practicing medicine for over 42 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3. He is also highly rated in 51 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3, Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1, and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7. He is licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts. Dr. Schmahmann is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Clinical Trials?
Neuropsychiatry and Cognition in the Context of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado-Joseph Disease (SCA3/MJD)
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A Clinical Research on the Safety/Efficacy of Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy for Patients With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3?
Apraxia of Eyelid Opening and Blepharospasm in Two Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Patients.
Nystagmus may be the first neurological sign in early stages of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3.
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CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene correction ameliorates abnormal phenotypes in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells.