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Cerebellar Degeneration, Subacute

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Synonyms of Cerebellar Degeneration, Subacute

  • Subacute Cerebellar Degeneration

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Alcoholic Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Nutritional Cerebellar Degeneration

General Discussion

Subacute cerebellar degeneration (SCD) is characterized by the deterioration of the area of the brain concerned with muscle coordination and balance (the cerebellum). Less frequently, the area involved may include the area connecting the spinal cord to the brain (the medulla oblongata, the cerebral cortex, and the brain stem). There are two types of subacute cerebellar degeneration: paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, which sometimes precedes the diagnosis of cancer, and alcoholic or nutritional cerebellar degeneration, caused by a lack of the vitamin B-1 (thiamine). These two types share symptoms but not the same cause.

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