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Marie-Foix-Alajouanine syndrome

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Ataxia of the cerebellum in advanced age. Frequently due to abuse of alcohol. A genetic subgroup is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait (Richter, 1950).


  • P. Marie, C. Foix, T. Alajouanine:
    De l’atrophie cérébelleuse tardive à prédominance corticale.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1922, 38: 849-885, 1082-1111.
  • R. B. Richter:
    Late cortical cerebellar atrophy. A form of hereditary cerebellar ataxia.
    American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicagio, 1950, 2: 1-29.

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