Which clinical history findings are characteristic of olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA)?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Dysphagia and dysarthria (and occasionally anarthria) are common manifestations of OPCA.

Respiratory stridor from vocal cord paralysis has been reported.

Dementia can appear at any age; it is especially common later in the disease.

Urinary incontinence occurs late in the course of the disease.

Sleep disturbances are common in persons with OPCA. [17]


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