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MedPage TodayDifficulty Walking, Severe Anxiety Point to Spectrum of Neurological Diagnoses

A 55-year-old woman has had slowly progressing speech distortion and problems with balance when walking. On exam, she showed signs of ataxia and chorea. Muscle tone was normal but stretch reflexes were absent. She had gaze-evoked horizontal nystagmus. Following electromyograph and MRI, and considering various conditions, her physicians proposed a diagnosis.

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