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Causes of Coordination Disorders

Causes of Coordination Disorders



Disorders that affect the structure of the cerebellum

Birth defects of the cerebellum

Bleeding (hemorrhage) in the cerebellum

Tumors in the cerebellum, particularly in children

Strokes that affect the cerebellum

Hereditary disorders

Other disorders

Heatstroke Heatstroke or extremely high fever

Drugs and toxic substances

Alcohol use Alcohol (excessive and prolonged)

Heavy metals such as mercury or lead Lead Poisoning

Sedatives Antianxiety and Sedative Drugs (such as benzodiazepines) at high doses