thumb helvetica, stuff sans-serif;">Ataxia telangiectasia is a disease that affects various parts of the central and peripheral nervous system with mechanisms that are not yet fully identified. .

The doctor of diagnosis

The neurologist is often the physician who diagnoses ataxia telangiectasia by analysing its effects. Unfortunately, there is currently no treatment to stop or even delay neurological deterioration, although recent discoveries may well alter this statement. But, even without treatment to prescribe, the neurologist is essential to explain the neurological signs and of course, for research.

Neurological evaluation

Facing a AT balance disorder, the neurologist will confirm the origin of ataxia and establish the dysfunction of the cerebellum. He will search for the consequences of it and will therefore be interested to:


There is at present not known treatment to stop or even slow the effects of neurological degeneration in Ataxia telangiectasia.
However, tests have been carried out to measure the impact of a diet rich in antioxidants in order to reduce the oxidative stress responsible for the degradation of cells. Others are currently evaluating drugs used to treat other diseases which seem to have improved balance in people with AT. But what is not yet knomn are the side effects. Very recently, a French team has published encouraging results of gene therapy performed on three children with a neurodegenerative disease.


Pending a solution of the same type, which is the aim of AT Europe, it is essential to try to maintain as long as possible the capacity and autonomy of AT patients. To achieve this, the neurologist will use coping and compensation skills of the brain and develop techniques to circumvent the difficulties with the help of different specialists: