Observational Study on Adult Onset Sporadic Ataxias

The clinical picture of sporadic degenerative ataxias is divided into cerebellar-type multiple system atrophy (MSA) and "sporadic adult onset ataxia of unknown aetiology" (SAOA). The aims of the SPORTAX study are to precisely characterize the two forms of the disease and to compare their courses. In addition, it will seek to identify factors that can influence the development of the disease and that can be used to precisely diagnose it, at early stages.

Further information is available  here.

Principle Investigator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Klockgether
Start of the study: 2010
Status: multi centric, ongoing, recruiting active

Studienkoordination / Projektmanagement

Dr. Ilaria Anna Giordano
 +49 228 287-15750

Participating sites


Local principle investigator:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Klockgether
Local contact: 
+49 228 287-15726


Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
- Universitätsklinik für Neurologie
Local principle investigator: 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Vielhaber
Local contact:
+ 49 391 672-4600


Friedrich-Baur-Institut an der Neurologischen Klinik

Local principle investigator: 
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klopstock
Local contact: 
+49 89 4400-57400


Universitätsmedidzin Rostock
- Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie
Local principle investigator
PD Dr. Christoph Kamm
Local contact:
+49 381 494-4763


Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
- Zentrum für Neurologie, Abteilung Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen
Local principle investigator:
Prof. Dr. Ludger Schöls
Local contact:
+49 7071 298-6529


Thursdays 1:30-4:30 pm

Patients +49 800-7799001

(free of charge)

Professionals +49 180-779900

(9 Cent/Min. German landline, mobile and out of Germany possibly more expensive)

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