NeurologyLive® Brain Games: December 17, 2023

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Test your neurology knowledge with NeurologyLive®'s weekly quiz series, featuring questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics. This week's topic is ataxia.

Welcome to NeurologyLive® Brain Games! This weekly quiz series, which goes live every Sunday morning, will feature questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics, written by physicians, clinicians, and experts in the fields of neurological care and advocacy.

Test your mettle each week with 3 questions that cover a variety of aspects in the field of neurology, with a focus on dementia and Alzheimer disease, epilepsy and seizure disorders, headache and migraine, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, and stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

This week's questions include the theme of ataxia.

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Interested in submitting quiz questions? Contact our associate editorial director, Matt Hoffman, via email: mhoffman@neurologylive.com.

A patient presents with unsteady gait, limb incoordination, and slurred speech. Examination reveals intention tremor and dysmetria. Imaging shows cerebellar atrophy. Which of the following ataxia disorders is most likely?


A 45-year-old woman presents with ataxia, oculomotor apraxia, and telangiectasias on her skin. Laboratory tests show elevated levels of ⍺-fetoprotein. Which of the following ataxia disorders is most likely?


A 30-year-old man presents with progressive gait unsteadiness and frequent stumbling. Genetic testing reveals a trinucleotide repeat expansion in the FXN gene. Which of the following ataxia disorders is most likely?


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