In article <36EEFC04.9E65CBD6 at ibm.net>, Kim Edmonds <kedmnds at ibm.net>
>does anyone have any information on degenerative brain stem disorder or
>know if it is classified under a different name. Need to write a paper
>this week and can't find any information.
>"Degenerative brainstem disorder" sounds like a vague descriptive term
rather than an actual diagnosis. A disease that comes to mind is OPCA
(olivo-pontine-cerebellar atrophy), one of the so-called "Parkinsons-
plus" syndromes. It's characterised by the general features of
Parkinsonism, plus brainstem and cerebellar deterioration. Try OPCA as a
search term- should yield some results.