Corpus ID: 22209067

Cognitive changes in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2.

  title={Cognitive changes in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2.},
  author={M. Valis and J. Masopust and J. Baz̆ant and Z. Ř{\'i}hov{\'a} and D. Kalnick{\'a} and A. Urban and A. Zumrov{\'a} and J. Hort},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  volume={32 3},
OBJECTIVES Cognitive disorders and dementia occur in 19 to 42% of patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2). Neuropsychological tests can reveal executive dysfunction, impaired visual and verbal memory, tongue and speech impairment, attention disorders and impaired verbal fluency. METHODS We performed psychiatric and neuropsychological examinations in 12 patients diagnosed with genetically confirmed SCA2 and 12 healthy volunteers matching the patients in age, gender, and length of… Expand
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