10 Ataxia Symptoms

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By jolene
Jun 25, 2019
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Symptom #2: Gait Abnormality

Gait abnormality refers to an abnormal walking pattern. This can be seen when watching the affected individual walk as part of the neurological examination. A normal gait requires coordination, strength, and sensation.

An abnormal gait can be caused by peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson’s disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, or ataxia, among others. An ataxic gait is described as an unsteady and staggering gait due to uncoordinated walking that is unordered.

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