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Letter to the Editor| Volume 357, ISSUE 1-2, P290-291, October 15, 2015

Coexistence of autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix Saguenay and spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia in a Turkish patient

      Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix Saguenay (ARSACS) is a distinct form of hereditary early-onset spastic ataxia and is related to progressive degeneration of the cerebellum and spinal cord [
      • Duquette A.
      • Brais B.
      • Bouchard J.P.
      • Mathieu J.
      Clinical presentation and early evolution of spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay.
      ]. People with ARSACS typically have abnormal tensing of the muscles (spasticity), difficulty coordinating movements (ataxia), muscle wasting (amyotrophy), involuntary eye movements (nystagmus), and speech difficulties (dysarthria).

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