Basic Summary for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy


Main name of condition: Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
Other names or spellings: OPCA

What is Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy?
  Parent types of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: brain, nerves
Who gets Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy?
  Patient Profile for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Usually starts at middle age.
  Profile for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Among the different classifications there is wide variation in severity and age of onset. 1
How serious is Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy?
  Prognosis of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: Slow progression. Typically death within 20 years.
  Prognosis of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: There is no cure for OPCA. The disorder is slowly progressive with death usually occurring approximately 20 years after onset. 1
What are the symptoms of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy?
  Symptoms of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: see symptoms of Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy: see treatments for Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

1. excerpt from NINDS Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy Information Page: NINDS

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