Inability to perform coordinated movements
Caused by a disorder of the cerebellum or its connections:
Ipsilateral signs with lateral cerebellar lesions
Truncal ataxia with midline lesio...
Ataxia often presents with unsteady gait
Initial sense of insecurity while walking
Problems with special skills (bicycling, skiing, climbing)
Sense of imbalan...
Acute onset of ataxia may be due to stroke or hemorrhage
Deterioration in mental status may warrant field endotracheal intubation
Acute and subacute ataxia, particularly if a benign etiology cannot be established
Patients who cannot ambulate safely
Admit patients with cerebellar hemorrhage or...
Failure to distinguish true ataxia from other causes of gait instability
Failure to note trauma in intoxicated patients
Failure to realize the limitations of CT scan in evaluating th...
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334.2 Primary cerebellar degeneration
334.3 Other cerebellar ataxia
781.3 Lack of coordination
334.0 Friedreich's ataxia
G11.1 Early-onset cerebellar ataxia
G11.9 Hereditary ataxia, unspecif...
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