The authors describe a case of early onset ataxia with cerebellar atrophy and vitamin E deficiency, treated with alpha-tocopherol supplementation and physically rehabilitated by postural biofeedback. Clinical assessments, serum vitamin E levels and postural evaluation by means of a stabilometric platform continued for about 2 years and significant clinical improvement was recorded. Our study confirms that combined physical therapy and vitamin E supplementation may result in improvement of cerebellar function. Motor improvement is directly related to vitamin E serum levels, providing further confirmation that normal vitamin E levels are crucial for proper brain functions.

Battisti, C., Toffola, E.d., Verri, A.p., Serra, E., Dotti, M., Formichi, P., et al. (1998). Clinical and stabilometric monitoring in a case of cerebellar atrophy with vitamin E deficiency. BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, 20(4), 253-257.

Clinical and stabilometric monitoring in a case of cerebellar atrophy with vitamin E deficiency.

BATTISTI, CARLA;DOTTI, MARIA;FORMICHI, PATRIZIA;FEDERICO, ANTONIO
1998-01-01

Abstract

The authors describe a case of early onset ataxia with cerebellar atrophy and vitamin E deficiency, treated with alpha-tocopherol supplementation and physically rehabilitated by postural biofeedback. Clinical assessments, serum vitamin E levels and postural evaluation by means of a stabilometric platform continued for about 2 years and significant clinical improvement was recorded. Our study confirms that combined physical therapy and vitamin E supplementation may result in improvement of cerebellar function. Motor improvement is directly related to vitamin E serum levels, providing further confirmation that normal vitamin E levels are crucial for proper brain functions.
Battisti, C., Toffola, E.d., Verri, A.p., Serra, E., Dotti, M., Formichi, P., et al. (1998). Clinical and stabilometric monitoring in a case of cerebellar atrophy with vitamin E deficiency. BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, 20(4), 253-257.
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