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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 1995 Jun;13(2):396-400. Korean. Brief Communication.
Yun YJ , Moon DH , Lee DJ , Hwang SC , Hong SU .
Department of Neurology, Pusan Choon Hae Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

Hereditary spastic ataxia is a familial neurological disorder which exhibit the features of a progressive combined pyramidal tract and cerebellar deficiency. The main features are progressive gait disturbance, incoordination, nystagmus, visual impairment, hyperreflexia, extensor plantar response, peripheral neuropathy, and pes cavus. A 27-year-old male patient with spastic ataxic gait was evaluated. He showed characteristic features of hereditary spastic ataxia. There were another twelve affected members in four generations of his family which may be inherited by autosomal dominant pattern. One of them is reported with review of the literature on familial spastic ataxia.

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