What is it?

Ataxic cerebral palsy is a rare type of cerebral palsy, in which the damaged part is the cerebellum. The cerebellum is responsible for fine-tuning movement and coordination.
It is caused due to damage to brain damage during fetal development or in the perinatal times. Specific causes may include maternal infections, exposure to toxins, fetal stroke, maternal hypertension, and lack of oxygen before or during labor.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include balance difficulty, tremors, difficulty making quick movements, or making precise finger movements, monotone voice, slow eye movements, and may have hearing and vision problems.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from physical examination, usually not before three months of age, when developmental delays may begin showing.


Treatment includes physical therapy, occupational and speech therapy. Some medications may be needed if seizures take place.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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