Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy Follow-up

Updated: Nov 11, 2014
  • Author: Christina J Azevedo, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

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  • Falls are the primary complications in the early stages of olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA).

  • Aspiration pneumonia is more common in later stages of OPCA.

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Prognosis

Currently, no effective therapy is available for the neurodegenerative processes that constitute OPCA. Clinically, only supportive care can be given to patients with this progressive disease.

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