Insights on the clinical characteristics of childhood-onset cerebellar ataxia in Japan

Takeaway

  • The rate of diagnosis of childhood-onset cerebellar ataxia (CA) in Japan was found to be comparable with rates from other countries.

Why this matters

    Due to the variations of symptoms and etiologies of CA, the diagnosis of childhood-onset CA is challenging. This study provides insights into the clinical characteristics of childhood-onset CA in the Japanese population that may assist with diagnosing the disease.