Paroxysmal Ataxic Dysarthria This report reviews 13 cases in which a dysarthria appeared, remitted, and reappeared within seconds. The speech pattern of each case was characteristic of ataxic dysarthria. A cinefluorographic film for one of the subjects provided a rare opportunity to study the articulatory dynamics of this disorder. Multiple sclerosis either was ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1976
Paroxysmal Ataxic Dysarthria
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1976
Paroxysmal Ataxic Dysarthria
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1976, Vol. 41, 93-109. doi:10.1044/jshd.4101.93
History: Received February 18, 1975 , Accepted March 25, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1976, Vol. 41, 93-109. doi:10.1044/jshd.4101.93
History: Received February 18, 1975; Accepted March 25, 1975

This report reviews 13 cases in which a dysarthria appeared, remitted, and reappeared within seconds. The speech pattern of each case was characteristic of ataxic dysarthria. A cinefluorographic film for one of the subjects provided a rare opportunity to study the articulatory dynamics of this disorder. Multiple sclerosis either was given as a diagnosis or was strongly suspected in each case, and carbamazepine has been an effective treatment. Speculations concerning the origin of the paroxysmal and ataxic character of the dysarthria are presented along with a preliminary checklist for identifying the disorder.

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