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Synonyms and keywords: Unsteady gait; ataxy; staggering gait; impaired coordination; lack of coordination; incoordination; incoordination of muscle movement
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The ataxia that occurs in children can often can go away in a few months without any treatment. In cases where an underlying cause is identified, the cause will be treated.
In some cases, you may have continuing and disabling symptoms. Treatment includes:
- IV immune globulin
- Plasma exchange therapy
- Medications to improve muscle coordination
Occupational or physical therapy may also be needed. Changes to diet and nutritional supplements may also help.
- ↑ de Silva R, Greenfield J, Cook A, Bonney H, Vallortigara J, Hunt B, Giunti P (February 2019). "Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of the progressive ataxias". Orphanet J Rare Dis. 14 (1): 51. doi:10.1186/s13023-019-1013-9. PMC 6381619. PMID 30786918.