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Recoverin antibody-associated late-onset ataxia without retinopathy
  1. Rebecca Herzog1,2,
  2. Norbert Brüggemann1,
  3. Andreas Sprenger1 and
  4. Thomas F Münte1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein Campus Lübeck Klinik für Neurologie, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  2. 2Institute of Systems Motor Science, Universität zu Lübeck, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rebecca Herzog; rebecca.herzog{at}


Acquired cerebellar ataxia is a rare, in many cases immune-modulated and paraneoplastic illness. Acute and slowly progredient processes are possible. An early treatment is important for a good clinical outcome. Here we present the case of female patient in her 60s with an antirecoverin associated cerebellitis without retinopathia and neoplasia. After an immunosuppressive therapy with steroids and rituximab the symptoms improved, and the progression could be stopped.

  • neurology
  • brain stem / cerebellum

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  • Contributors RH and TFM involved in conception, design and drafting of the manuscript. AS involved in figure design. AS, NB and TFM critically revised the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.