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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is olive bridge cerebellar atrophy?

Olive bridge cerebellar atrophy or Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is the degeneration of neurons in specific areas of the brain, such as the cerebellum, pons, and inferior olivary nucleus. It's a hereditary condition.

Symptoms related to olive bridge cerebellar atrophy

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Hands and legs became clumsy - I cannot do fine work with them

  • Slurred speech

  • Trembling of fingers or whole body

  • Having difficulty writing out words

  • Falling frequently

  • Uncontrollable movements

  • Walking has become so unsteady that I always need to hold onto something for support

Questions your doctor may ask to check for olive bridge cerebellar atrophy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose olive bridge cerebellar atrophy

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Do you feel that it is harder to move your limbs or that you are more clumsy recently?

  • Do you have slurred speech?

  • Do you have trembling in your fingers or whole body?

  • Have you become unable to write properly?

Treatment for olive bridge cerebellar atrophy

There is no cure. Treatment is mainly supportive and medications can manage some symptoms. Physical therapy is important to strengthen muscles.

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