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Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorders are commonly associated to patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2); however, these abnormalities have not been studied in presymptomatic gene carriers. To determine whether the REM sleep pathology is detectable before clinical manifestation of SCA2 and evaluate it as a preclinical biomarker, we studied 36(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of ATXN2 expansion on the nervous system arise before the cerebellar syndrome can be diagnosed; however, progression of the underlying early clinical manifestations is unknown. We aimed to assess progression of the main clinical features in early stages of the spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2). METHODS We did this longitudinal(More)
Nerve conduction is profoundly affected in Spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) even before the onset of the disease, but there is no information regarding its progression to the final stage of SCA2. In order to study the progression patterns of nerve conduction abnormalities in SCA2 we performed a prospective follow up evaluation of sensory and motor conduction(More)
Introduction: Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 2 have de highest prevalence in the world in Holguín (Cuba). Is caused by a CAG repeated expansions in SCA2 gene and distinguished for cerebellar syndrome with depressed tendon reflexes, poor coordination of sacadic eye movements, speech and deglution. The aim of these study is to determine functional state of(More)
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