A clinical diagnostic algorithm for early onset cerebellar ataxia

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title = "A clinical diagnostic algorithm for early onset cerebellar ataxia",
abstract = "Early onset cerebellar Ataxia (EOAc) comprises a large group of rare heterogeneous disorders. Determination of the underlying etiology can be difficult given the broad differential diagnosis and the complexity of the genotype–phenotype relationships. This may change the diagnostic work-up into a time-consuming, costly and not always rewarding task. In this overview, the Childhood Ataxia and Cerebellar Group of the European Pediatric Neurology Society (CACG-EPNS) presents a diagnostic algorithm for EOAc patients. In seven consecutive steps, the algorithm leads the clinician through the diagnostic process, including EOA identification, application of the Inventory of Non-Ataxic Signs (INAS), consideration of the family history, neuro-imaging, laboratory investigations, genetic testing by array CGH and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). In children with EOAc, this algorithm is intended to contribute to the diagnostic process and to allow uniform data entry in EOAc databases.",
keywords = "Algorithm, Cerebellum, Child, Diagnosis, Early Onset Ataxia, NGS techniques",
author = "R. Brandsma and Verschuuren-Bemelmans, {C. C.} and D. Amrom and N. Barisic and P. Baxter and E. Bertini and L. Blumkin and V. Brankovic-Sreckovic and Brouwer, {O. F.} and K. B{\"u}rk and Catsman-Berrevoets, {C. E.} and D. Craiu and {de Coo}, {I. F.M.} and J. Gburek and C. Kennedy and {de Koning}, {T. J.} and Kremer, {H. P.H.} and R. Kumar and A. Macaya and A. Micalizzi and M. Mirabelli-Badenier and A. Nemeth and S. Nuovo and B. Poll-The and T. Lerman-Sagie and M. Steinlin and M. Synofzik and Tijssen, {M. A.J.} and G. Vasco and Willemsen, {M. A.A.P.} and G. Zanni and Valente, {E. M.} and E. Boltshauser and Sival, {D. A.}",
year = "2019",
month = sep,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejpn.2019.08.004",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "692--706",
journal = "European Journal of Paediatric Neurology",
issn = "1090-3798",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "5",