Monday, November 6, 2017
Havana.- The Center for Research and Rehabilitation of Hereditary Ataxias (CIRAH), the only one of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean, has provided treatment to patients from other countries.
Located in eastern Holguin province, the healthcare institution expanded its services to patients from Venezuela, Mexico, Italy and Spain.
Actions include prenatal and pre-symptom diagnosis, and molecular studies, not only on the Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia Type 2 (SCA2) or Cuban ataxia, but also on the spinal-lumbar and Friederich ataxias.
The Center also offers rehabilitation programs for patients suffering Parkinson disease, genetic advisory and consults in psychology, psychiatry, stomatology and other medical specialties.
Cuban ataxia is a hereditary and progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes speech and balance disorders, among other symptoms.