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Mov Disord. 2013 Sep 15;28(11):1560-5. doi: 10.1002/mds.25673.

Higher-level gait disorders: an open frontier.

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Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Abstract

The term higher-level gait disorders (HLGD) defines a category of balance and gait disorders that are not explained by deficits in strength, tone, sensation, or coordination. HLGD are characterized by various combinations of disequilibrium and impaired locomotion. A plethora of new imaging techniques are beginning to determine the neural circuits that are the basis of these disorders. Although a variety of neurodegenerative and other pathologies can produce HLGD, the most common cause appears to be microvascular disease that causes white-matter lesions and thereby disrupts balance/locomotor circuits.

KEYWORDS:

balance; falls; gait; gait disorders; locomotor circuits

PMID:
24132844
DOI:
10.1002/mds.25673
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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