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Cerebellar Functions


06.02.2015

I have a patient with moderate hemiparesis (pyramidal score 3) who is unable to tandem walk because of weakness, but does not appear ataxic. How would I score tandem walk and the EDSS step in the Cerebellar category?


If there are no other signs of ataxia you should score a 2 for Tandem walk and for the cerebellar FS score a 2X
X indicates problems with cerebellar scoring due to interfering paresis


07.05.2012

How can I score gait ataxia for a patient who walks with assistance by another person and can't walk alone?


THE SUBSCORE WOULD BE 4 (PLEASE SEE THE CORRESPONDING DEFINITIONS). DEPENDING ON THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS, YOU MAY HAVE TO ADD AN "X" TO INDICATE THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS/PLEGIA.


07.05.2012

I've a problem to score cerebellar function when pyramidal interfere with the function. For example a patient with an monoplegia of one upper extremity can't be tested for limb ataxia. I know I've to put an "X" after the score but I don't know the score. I've to put because the test can't be done, can I put "0" or "5" and "X"


THE SUBSCORE FOR UPPER LIMB ATAXIA WILL BE 4, THE FS-SCORE DEPENDS TO THE REST OF THE CEREBELLAR FUNCTIONS BUT AFTER THE FINAL FS-SCORE YOU HAVE TO PLACE AN "X" TO INDICATE THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF WEAKNESS/PLEGIA.


29.11.2007

If a patient has severe gait ataxia and only mild limb ataxia, what is the Cerebellar FS score?


The Cerebellar FS score is 3. The presence of severe gait ataxia alone results in a Cerebellar FS score of 3. Gait ataxia and truncal ataxia are not the same. According to the Neurostatus, severe truncal ataxia is defined as the inability to sit without assistance.