Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T)?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Provide genetic counseling to all patients with ataxia-telangiectasia and their family members.

Consult a neurologist, a cardiologist, and an endocrinologist as determined by the patient's history and physical examination.

Rehabilitation and adequate educative support are always necessary. Physical therapy is useful in maintaining good muscular strength, preventing limb contractures, and learning techniques of falling to avoid injury. Occupational therapy helps to develop functional adaptions in the activities of daily living. Speech therapy may be useful in improving articulation and in increasing voice volume.


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