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ataxia) that slowly gets worse. There may also be problems with balance, slurring of speech, and difficulty walking. Olivopontocerebellar atrophy can be passed down through families (inherited form), or it may affect people without a known family history (sporadic form). Symptoms tend to start at a younger age in people with the inherited form of the condition. There is no specific treatment or cure for this disease. Therapy is aimed at treating symptoms and preventing complications.Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is a progressive disease that causes areas deep in the brain, just above the spinal cord, to shrink. The main symptom is clumsiness (
Last updated: 2/9/2011
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