OPCA; Olivopontocerebellar degeneration; Multiple system atrophy – cerebellar predominance; MSA-C
Symptoms tend to start sooner at a younger age in people with the inherited form. The main symptom is clumsiness (
Other symptoms may include:
- Abnormal eye movements
- Abnormal movements
- Bowel or bladder problems
- Lightheadedness when standing
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle stiffness or rigidity
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Sexual function problems
Signs and tests
A thorough medical and neurological examination, as well as a symptom and family history, are needed to make the diagnosis.
There are no specific tests for this condition. An
Other tests may be done to rule out other conditions. This may include swallowing studies to see if a person can safely swallow food and liquid.