A videotape accompanies this article.
Permanent cerebellar toxicity of cytosine arabinoside (Ara C) in a young woman†
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2001 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 575–577, May 2001
How to Cite
Friedman, J. H. and Shetty, N. (2001), Permanent cerebellar toxicity of cytosine arabinoside (Ara C) in a young woman. Mov. Disord., 16: 575–577. doi: 10.1002/mds.1098
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2001
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 AUG 2000
- Manuscript Revised: 14 APR 2000
- Manuscript Received: 18 JAN 2000
This report provides the first videotape example of a patient with permanent cerebellar ataxia from high dose cytosine arabinoside. This case was unusual in that the patient was young, the effects are seemingly permanent and severe, and corticospinal tract damage also occurred. Early recognition to stop drug administration remains the only method to reduce risk.