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
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- https://works.bepress.com/kathleen_kane_lvhn/28; https://scholarlyworks.lvhn.org/emergency-medicine/350
- Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics
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.