Clinical and stabilometric monitoring in a case of cerebellar atrophy with vitamin E deficiency

Carla Battisti, Elena Dalla Toffola, Anna Pia Verri, Emilia Serra, Maria Teresa Dotti, Patrizia Formichi, Antonio Federico

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Abstract

The authors describe a case of early onset ataxia with cerebellar atrophy and vitamin E deficiency, treated with α-tocopherol supplementation and physically rehabilitated by postural biofeedback. Clinical assessments, serum vitamin E levels and postural evaluation by means of a stabilometric platform continued for about 2 years and significant clinical improvement was recorded. Our study confirms that combined physical therapy and vitamin E supplementation may result in improvement of cerebellar function. Motor improvement is directly related to vitamin E serum levels, providing further confirmation that normal vitamin E levels are crucial for proper brain functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalBrain and Development
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

Keywords

  • Cerebellar atrophy
  • Postural biofeedback
  • Therapy
  • Vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology

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