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nutritional type cerebellar atrophy

 

Definition: a restricted type of cerebellar cortical degeneration, affecting particularly the Purkinje cells of the anterior and superior vermis; probably caused by thiamin deficiency; most frequently seen in patients with chronic alcoholism in whom it is called alcoholic cerebellar degeneration.

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