Paroxysmal ataxia and dysarthria in multiple sclerosis

R. Iorio, F. Capone, D. Plantone, A. P. Batocchi

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Paroxysmal ataxia and dysarthria are part of the spectrum of transient neurological disturbances that can be frequently encountered in multiple sclerosis (MS). Prompt recognition of these symptoms is important because they can be the only manifestation of a MS relapse and symptomatic therapy is often beneficial. We report a patient who developed paroxysmal ataxia and dysarthria, documented by video imaging, while he was recovering from a MS relapse. Treatment with carbamazepine resulted in the complete reversal of the paroxysmal ataxia and dysarthria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Paroxysmal dysarthria and ataxia
  • Relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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