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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 autopsy photographs

Posted Mar 19 2012 12:44pm
On the left is the brain of an 82-year-old patient with a diagnosis of spincocerebellar ataxia, type 6 (SCA6). On the right is the brain of a 96-year-old "control" patient with Alzheimer disease
Note comparative diminution of the cerebellum in the SCA6 patient.  Here's a closer look at the cerebellum
SCA6 is one several autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias. SCA6 results from a CAG trinucleotide repeat expansion in the CACNA1A gene on chromosome 19p.
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