Isolated cerebellar dysarthria associated with a heat stroke

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1996 Feb;98(1):55-6. doi: 10.1016/0303-8467(95)00089-5.


Patients presenting with heat stroke may develop an acute pancerebellar syndrome. A patient presenting with an isolated cerebellar dysarthria after a heat stroke is reported. The dysarthria lasted two weeks. An isolated cerebellar dysarthria has been previously described in lesions of the paravermal zone of the rostral cerebellum. It is suggested that this region of the cerebellum is particularly vulnerable to fever.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebellum / physiopathology*
  • Dysarthria / etiology*
  • Dysarthria / physiopathology*
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Heat Stroke / complications*
  • Humans