of the brain that affects initially mainly motor coordination.
It comes in both sexes, showing the
in general from quarantine,
it may first appear, and then of course faster.
It affects between 7 and 10 per 100, 000 in Europe and the United States of
The progression of the
is often slow, going from 15 to 20 years from the onset of symptoms until death.
To be the earliest onset of illness, is often more rapid progression.
Currently, although there are lines of investigation open very promising, there is no treatment for this
counseling (the carriers)
By molecular genetics techniques can be performed prenatal diagnosis.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
The diagnosis is made through the visit and clinical neurological exploration.
By molecular genetics techniques can be performed on presymptomatic diagnosis.
It is sometimes used tests, such as brain imaging (CT scan, MRI or other) to rule out other causes of the
no effective treatment.
Aid for wandering, security measures in the environment of the patient.
Will be carried out all activities that the patient's condition allows.
Sometimes it may be necessary to paste or
those who can prescribe medications have side effects.
Signs and symptoms.
Appearing on 35 to 40 years, beginning with motor impairment:
alterations in vocalization,
arrítmicos and irregular movements of the legs.
Shortly after there is
parallel with progressive
engines can prevail:
emotional instability and.
Hereditary in most cases.
been discovered that the
mutation that lengthens the end of
, making it toxic to brain cells, neurons.
His death produces progressive accumulation of neurons, as it leads to suicide.
In general it is
(manifested whenever transmitting the absence of
there are cases expontáneos.
The probability of transmitting the
descendant is 50%.