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Bruns ataxia
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Bruns ataxia, also known as Bruns gait apraxia, frontal ataxia or magnetic gait, is a form of ataxia found in patients with bilateral frontal lobe disorders. It is characterised by an inability to initiate the process of walking, despite the power and coordination of the legs being normal when tested in the seated or lying position. The gait is broad-based with short steps with a tendency to fall backwards. It was originally described in patients with frontal lobe tumours, but is now more commonly seen in patients with cerebrovascular disease.[1]

It is named after Ludwig Bruns.[2][3]

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  1. William Pryse-Phillips. Companion to clinical neurology. Oxford University Press, 2003, page 136. ISBN 978-0-19-515938-7.
  2. Barry G. Firkin, Judith A. Whitworth. Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Informa Health Care, 2001, page 51. ISBN 978-1-85070-333-4.
  3. Who Named It synd/1316


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