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What is the definition of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 5?
Spinocerebellar ataxia 5 (SCA5) is one of the many spinocerebellar ataxias, which are inherited conditions that cause degeneration of the spinal cord and cerebellum. SCA5 almost exclusively affects the cerebellum. It is considered to be a mild form that progresses slowly. Signs and symptoms may include loss of coordination of the hands, arms, and legs; impaired balance when walking; and slurred speech (dysarthria). SCA5 is caused by genetic changes in the SPTBN2 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.
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What are the alternative names for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 5?
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 5
  • SCA5
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia type 5
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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