New method for diagnosing ARSACS discovered at Specialist Ataxia Centre in London – Ataxia

New method for diagnosing ARSACS discovered at Specialist Ataxia Centre in London

New method for diagnosing ARSACS discovered at Specialist Ataxia Centre in London

An Ataxia UK-funded research study on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) has been published in the medical journal Brain. The study shows how a simple optical imaging technique can help provide an early diagnosis for ARSACS. Study lead Professor Paola Giunti (UCL Institute of Neurology, Head of the Ataxia Centre at UCL/UCLH and a BRC-funded Consultant) and colleague Dr Fion Bremner (also part of the Ataxia Centre), have used Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to test a group of patients affected by ataxia to see if they could predict the genetic diagnosis causing ataxia in some patients. Read more about this study here.

Posted on 26/03/2018

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