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Differential Diagnosis For Sensory Ataxia


List of current finding(s):

Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Tabes dorsalis
Neoplastic Disorders
Carcinomatous cerebellar/motor syndrome
Dorsal root/sensory neuropathy/paraneop
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Neuropathy, serum
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDIP)
Multiple Sclerosis
Sjogrens sicca syndrome
Late onset polyneuropathy/gait disorder (GALOP)
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Combined carboxylase/Biotinidase deficiency
Pyruvate carboxylase enzyme deficiency/PCD
Deficiency Disorders
Nutritional peripheral neuropathy
Pellagra/niacin deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Cerebral palsy
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Hereditary neuropathy
Neuropathy, hypertrophic interstitial
Neuropathy, sensory radicular, heredit.
Paraplegia, spastic hereditary
Ataxia/Oculomotor apraxia syndrome (9p13.3)
Dominant SCA/Spinal Cerebellar ataxias
Friedreich's Ataxia
Roussy-Levy syndrome
Giant axonal neuropathy, hereditary
Hereditary dysmyelinating neuropathy
Hereditary sensory neuropathy (type II)
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Cervical herniated disk syndrome
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Carotid occlusion/arteriosclerosis
Reference to Organ System
Autoimmune/Motor/sensory peripheral neuropathy
Uremic neuropathy
Pseudotabes/diabetic syndrome
Sensory peripheral neuropathy
Pernicious anemia
Posterior column disorder/cord
Cervical myelopathy
Combined system disease/pernicious an.
Femoral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy syndrome
Benzodiazepine toxicity/overdose
Nitrous oxide (N2O) Administration/Toxicity/abuse
Drug induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Pyridoxine excess/megadose
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Alcohol polyneuritis
Alcoholism, chronic
Thallium poisoning
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Toxic Peripheral/polyneuropathy
Ataxia, Ataxia (D), Ataxia (D) (finding), Ataxia (finding), Ataxia unspecified, Ataxias, Ataxy, Coordination Impairment, Coordination Impairments, Dyssynergia, Impairment Coordination, Impairments Coordination, Sensory deficit

ataxia due to loss of proprioception (joint position sense), resulting in poorly judged movements and becoming aggravated when the eyes are blindfolded


External Links Related to Sensory Ataxia
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)