About the book
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is among the most challenging pathologies in the Clinical setting of Neurology practice. It includes several types of progressive degenerative and genetic diseases with life-threatening characteristics and with fatal results. Therefore, the knowledge about management so far does not have an effective treatment or cure.
This book comes to open up knowledge in this field. In addition to gathering all the necessary information for health professionals who care for a patient with SCA, including clinical symptoms, assessment, classification, treatment, prognosis, and rehabilitation/ supportive/palliative care approach. It also will be discussing specific ethical issues and palliative care such as improving comfort, relieving psychosocial and spiritual problems, ensuring respect for decision-making, providing support to the family and preparing the patient and family until the end of life. This original will be book addressed each of the many dimensions related to different types of SCA patients. Also, clinical and genetic aspects will be discussed.