Is 1 H-MR spectroscopy useful as a diagnostic aid in MSA-C?

Published on Jul 5, 2019
· DOI :10.1186/S40673-019-0099-0
Viren H. Kadodwala1
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Marios Hadjivassiliou53
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+ 2 AuthorsNigel Hoggard1
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Abstract
Background Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a sporadic adult-onset neurodegenerative disease with a cerebellar subtype where ataxic symptoms predominate (MSA-C) associated with autonomic dysfunction and a grave prognosis. The purpose of this analysis was to identify if cerebellar volumetry and MR spectroscopy obtained as part of routine clinical work up of patients with sporadic ataxia differentiates patients with multiple system atrophy- cerebellar type (MSA-C) from those with sporadic adult-onset ataxia of unknown etiology (SAOA) who’s condition follows a more benign course.
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