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THE ATAXIA NEUROPATHY SPECTRUM
Ataxia neuropathy spectrum is part of a group of conditions called the POLG-related disorders. The conditions in this group feature a range of similar signs and symptoms involving muscle-, nerve-, and brain-related functions. Ataxia neuropathy spectrum now includes the conditions previously called mitochondrial recessive ataxia syndrome (MIRAS) and sensory ataxia neuropathy dysarthria and ophthalmoplegia (SANDO).Most people with ataxia neuropathy spectrum also have severe brain dysfunction (encephalopathy) and seizures. Some affected individuals have weakness of the external muscles of the eye (ophthalmoplegia), which leads to drooping eyelids (ptosis). Other signs and symptoms can include involuntary muscle twitches (myoclonus), liver disease, depression, migraine headaches, or blindness.
HOW IS THE ATAXIA NEUROPATHY SPECTRUM DIAGNOSED?
A Neurologist diagnoses The Ataxia Neuropathy Spectrum by examining the medical history of the patient and conducting laboratory tests.
HOW IS THE ATAXIA NEUROPATHY SPECTRUM TREATED?
There is no fixed treatment available for this disease but different symptoms are handled. So management is perhaps the best way to tackle this disease. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are provided to such individuals. Alongside, healthy doses of supplements and exercises for boosting muscle coordination are also done.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Ataxia Neuropathy Spectrum is also known as ANS, MIRAS, SANDO and sensory ataxia neuropathy dysarthria and ophthalmoplegia.