Differences in Dysphagia Between Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 and Type 6

@article{Isono2013DifferencesID,
  title={Differences in Dysphagia Between Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 and Type 6},
  author={Chiharu Isono and Makito Hirano and Hikaru Sakamoto and Shuichi Ueno and Susumu Kusunoki and Yusaku Nakamura},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={413-418}
}
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a group of neurodegenerative disorders frequently associated with autosomal dominant inheritance. SCA type 3 (SCA3) and SCA type 6 (SCA6) are the most common forms in Japan as well as the rest of the world. SCA3 affects multiple nervous systems while SCA6 affects mainly the cerebellar system. Dysphagia is clinically important since aspiration pneumonia is the most common cause of death in patients with SCA. We retrospectively studied dysphagia in 7 patients… CONTINUE READING
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