Acute cerebellar ataxia (acute post-infectious cerebellar ataxia)

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Learn about the most common cause of ataxia in children.  

Key points

  • Ataxia is a movement disorder that can occur in children.
  • Acute post-infectious cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of acute ataxia in children and is diagnosed after more serious conditions have been excluded.
  • Most children return to normal without treatment.
  • Seek medical attention for any major changes to your child’s movements or changes to their level of consciousness.
Last updated: April 9th 2024