Acute ataxia in children: approach to clinical presentation and role of additional investigations.

@article{Poretti2012AcuteAI,
  title={Acute ataxia in children: approach to clinical presentation and role of additional investigations.},
  author={A Poretti and Jane E. Benson and Thierry A.G.M. Huisman and Eugen Boltshauser},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          127-41
        }
}
Acute ataxia is a fairly common emergency that confronts the pediatric neurologist in daily life. The differential diagnosis of acute pediatric ataxia is wide, but informed history and careful clinical examination can narrow it and help target investigations. This review discusses various etiologies of acute pediatric ataxia, focusing on clinical presentation, diagnostic considerations, and approach to investigation. Aspects of treatment and prognosis are also mentioned. Diseases with… CONTINUE READING

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