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What is Ataxia?
A cerebellar stroke, Ataxia in particular, is a rare type of stroke that may cause a loss of coordination, as well as other deficits that can contribute to a reduced overall quality of life.
Cerebellar strokes are often misdiagnosed, due to their milder and more nonspecific symptoms when compared with other types of strokes. In fact, a recent study estimated the cerebellar stroke misdiagnosis rate to be as high as 35 percent due to symptom overlap with other conditions. This is bad news for those suffering cerebellar stroke effects because delays in cerebellar stroke treatment can raise a patient’s risk of serious damage and long-term impairments.
Signs to look for to determine if a patient has suffered a cerebellar stroke:
Loss of coordination
Difficulty walking or controlling fine motor movements
After a stroke occurs, immediate medical attention is vital to minimizing neural damage.
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