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Causes of Coordination Disorders

Causes of Coordination Disorders

Types

Examples

Disorders that affect the cerebellum

Birth defects of the cerebellum

Bleeding (hemorrhage) in the cerebellum

Tumors in the cerebellum, particularly in children

Head injuries (repeated)

Strokes that affect the cerebellum

Hereditary disorders

Other disorders

Heatstroke or extremely high fever

An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)

Drugs and toxic substances

Alcohol use (excessive and prolonged)

Antiseizure drugs such as phenytoin, particularly at high doses and taken for a long time

Heavy metals such as mercury or lead

Sedatives (such as benzodiazepines) at high doses