Introduction: Clinical profile and severity correlation of ataxia patients in our population is still varied . This study is taken up to explore this aspect. Methods - A cross-sectional study was conducted at XXX. Clinical parameters with severity correlation( SARA scale ) in selected patients was determined.
Results: In 188 patients , 127 had cerebellar ataxia(SCA 2, 3, 1 ,6 ,12 , MSA C , Wilsons disease) , 42 had sensory ataxia mainly Sensory ataxic GBS, CIDP variant(CISP) , Sjogrens and 19 had Mixed cerebellar sensory ataxia (Multiple sclerosis , Vitamin E deficiency ). Cerebellar ataxias had higher disability at presentation ( mean SARA score- 21.87) than mixed ataxias ( SARA – 19.68). Increase in SARA score was seen more in mixed ataxias (3.64) than cerebellar ( 3.01) . Disability progression is more in MSA C and SCA 2 has lesser degree of progression ( despite highest SARA score- 28.5 at presentation).PDF
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