Therapies for ataxias.

TitleTherapies for ataxias.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMartineau, L, Noreau, A, Dupré, N
JournalCurr Treat Options Neurol
Volume16
Issue7
Pagination300
Date Published2014 Jul
ISSN1092-8480
Abstract

OPINION STATEMENT: Ataxia can originate from many genetic defects, but also from nongenetic causes. To be able to provide treatment, the first step is to establish the right diagnosis. Once the cause of the ataxia is defined, some specific treatments may be available. For example, the nongenetic ataxias that arise from vitamin deficiencies can improve following treatment. In most cases, however, therapies do not cure the disease and are purely symptomatic. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are effective in all type of ataxias and often remain the most efficient treatment option for these patients to maximize their quality of life.

DOI10.1007/s11940-014-0300-y
Alternate JournalCurr Treat Options Neurol
PubMed ID24832479