Acute Cerebellar Ataxia: An Unusual Pediatric Case.

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The Journal of emergency medicine, ISSN: 0736-4679, Vol: 50, Issue: 5, Page: 769-72

Publication Year:
2016
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https://works.bepress.com/kathleen_kane_lvhn/28; https://scholarlyworks.lvhn.org/emergency-medicine/350
PMID:
26899517
DOI:
10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.01.025
Author(s):
Doan, Thanhnga T; Masom, Clifford P, MD; Mazzaccaro, Richard J, MD; Kane, Kathleen E, MD
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics
article description
Acute cerebellar ataxia is a clinical syndrome with sudden onset of uncoordinated gait and normal mental status in young children. Although it has a benign clinical course, it often requires an exhaustive diagnostic work-up in order to rule out potentially life-threatening etiologies that present similarly. The wide differential encompasses causes from infections, brain masses, drugs, toxins, trauma, paraneoplastic syndromes, as well as hereditary or congenital disorders.