Cerebellar Ataxia & Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias (HSPs)

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The Cerebellar Ataxia & Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias Disease Knowledge Page provides reference information on care of cerebellar ataxia and hereditary spastic paraplegias.

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Care Standards - Clinical Rating Scales


Scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia (SARA)

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias:

The Spastic Paraplegias Rating Scale (SPRS)

Scales to measure HSP in children before adolescence

Care Standards - Guidelines


Management of the ataxias: towards best clinical practice

Consensus clinical management guidelines for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Care Standards - Diagnosis

Diagnostic flowchart for Ataxia

Diagnostic flowchart for early-onset Ataxias

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias:
Diagnostic flowchart for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias (HSPs)

Patient Journey

Patient Journey Friedreich's Ataxia

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias:
Patient Journey Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias (HSPs)

Information for patients - endorsed by ERN-RND

General Ataxia leaflet (provided by Ataxia UK):

Muscle tightness & stiffness - 'spasticity' in Ataxia

Friedreich's Ataxia:
Patient information leaflet - FA in 13-17 years old adolescents

Patient information leaflet - FA in 4-12 years old children

Patient registries to which ERN-RND members contribute

Patient information

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Further useful links, training resources, evidence and publications