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Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Tremor and Ataxia Associated with Abetalipoproteinemia

Antonios Mammis; Michael Pourfar; Andrew Feigin; Alon Y. Mogilner

Title:
Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Tremor and Ataxia Associated with Abetalipoproteinemia
Author(s):
Mammis, Antonios
Pourfar, Michael
Feigin, Andrew
Mogilner, Alon Y.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Volume:
2
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Book/Journal Title:
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Abstract:
Background: Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare disorder of fat absorption, characterized by vitamin deficiency, acanthocytosis, and neurologic symptoms including ataxia and tremor. Case Report: A 41-year-old male with abetalipoproteinemia is presented. He underwent staged bilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of his tremors. After DBS, the patient achieved significant improvements in his tremors, ataxia, and quality of life. Discussion: Thalamic DBS proved to be both safe and efficacious in the management of ataxia and tremors in a patient with abetalipoproteinemia. This is the first report of DBS in abetalipoproteinemia in the literature.
Subject(s):
Neurosciences
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