Multiple system atrophy

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Multiple system atrophy
MSA aSynuclein.jpg
Alpha synuclein immunohistochemistry of the brain showing many glial inclusions
Classification and external resources
Patient UKMultiple system atrophy

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder[1] which causes autonomic dysfunction, tremors, slow movement, muscle rigidity, and postural instability due to dysfunction of the basal ganglia, and ataxia.

This is caused by progressive degeneration of neurons in several parts of the brain including the basal ganglia, inferior olivary nucleus, and cerebellum.

The symptoms are closely related to Parkinson's disease.

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