Morning Report. Acute Ataxia 8/31/09 Lorena Muñiz, MD. Definitions. Ataxia: From Greek ataktos : without order. Failure of muscular coordination. Pathologic abnormality of organization or modulation of movement.
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Lorena Muñiz, MD
Failure of muscular coordination.
Pathologic abnormality of organization or modulation of movement.
Disturbances in the control of body posture, motor coordination, speech control and eye movements.
Lack of coordination of movement typified by the undershoot and/or overshoot of intended position with the hand, arm, leg, or eye.
Inability to perform rapid, alternating movements.
Motor speech disorder resulting from neurological injury, characterised by poor articulation
Rapid, involuntary, multivectorial (horizontal and vertical), unpredictable, conjugate fast eye movements.
Brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles.
– Romberg: ataxia is cerebellar.
3. Cerebrocerebellum disturbances in carrying out voluntary, planned movements.