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Vestibulo-ocular reflex dynamics with head-impulses discriminates spinocerebellar ataxias types 1, 2 and 3 and Friedreich ataxia

OBJECTIVE:
Although the diagnosis of inherited ataxias is ultimately genetic, this usually means an extensive and expensive process. This justifies the search for distinct clinical signs that may potentially help orient molecular diagnosis.

METHODS:
We explored the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) with the video Head Impulse Test in patients diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) type 3 (n = 15), type 1 (n = 4) and type 2 (n = 4), Friedreich's ataxia (FA) (n = 9) and healthy controls (n = 40). We estimated the latency, regression (VORr) and instantaneous VOR gain at 40, 60 and 80 ms (VOR40, VOR60 and VOR80), and determined the latency, peak-velocity and occurrence rate of catch-up saccades triggered with head-impulses.

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Jen Farmer

Jen Farmer

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