What causes infantile olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA)?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In addition to what are considered the standard types of OPCA, some types are even rarer and more obscure. These are pediatric disease in which involvement of the cerebellum, pons, and the region of the inferior oliva is noted. They are not what most neurologists think of when they use the term OPCA. The only reason they are listed here is because the reader may encounter these and see them referred to as infantile OPCA or some variant thereof.


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