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Management of ataxias : guidelines on best clinical practice

De Silva, R and Giunti, P and Fletcher, N and Hadjivassiliou, M and Harrison, E and Hunt, B and Lowit, Anja and Morrison, P and Robertson, N and Schapira, T and Surtees, R and Talbot, K (2007) Management of ataxias : guidelines on best clinical practice. Ataxia UK, London.

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Abstract

This document aims to provide recommendations for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of people with ataxia. Ataxia means ‘lack of coordination’ and it is a symptom of many conditions. These guidelines focus on the progressive ataxias, and exclude disorders where ataxia is an epiphenomenon of another neurological condition (see Table 1). Certain aspects of these Guidelines may however be relevant to these other conditions. They have been developed through extensive consultation with ataxia specialist neurologists and other healthcare professionals in collaboration with the patient support organisation, Ataxia UK.