M G Scarcella

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BACKGROUND The frequent occurrence of movement disorders such as myoclonus, parkinsonism and dystonia, strongly suggests an involvement of the dopaminergic system in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), but this issue has not been specifically addressed yet. METHODS We report a patient who after a sub-acute focal clinical onset, developed the full(More)
The objective was to determine the progression of nervous system involvement in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1). Three presymptomatic members of an Italian SCA1 family underwent molecular analysis and showed the SCA1 mutation. They were defined as "at risk/mutated" individuals. A clinical and electrophysiologic 7-9 year follow-up was performed. The(More)
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