Rare association of motor neuron disease and spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2): A new case and review of the literature

Lorenzo Nanetti, Roberto Fancellu, Chiara Tomasello, Cinzia Gellera, Davide Pareyson, Caterina Mariotti

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We report a rare association of spinocerebellar ataxia and motor neuron disease (MND) in a woman with genetically confirmed SCA2 who subsequently developed a rapidly progressive and fatal form of MND. Considering the rarity of these two neurological conditions, it is interesting to note that the concomitant occurrence of SCA mutations and MND have been previously observed in three cases: in one patient affected by SCA6 and two other cases with SCA2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1926-1928
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009



  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor neuron disease (MND)
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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