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