.. whatever i have tried to search for others,- in most times this pays for me personnally and has safed me. For me alone i never i would sit on a Saturday afternoon, reading in studies. i would suffer very much from this, and i would give up. It s always more comfortable for the soul (- the not fully"awakened"soul like mine-) to do things for others, as to have to confess: These are just my problems, so - try to work to solve them...i would feel morically be forced..
You write about having read about HHV-6 reactivation and fatigue, fibromyalgia? You searched by pubmed search? So i. i also could not find such reports dealing with ataxia. This could be because no neurologist or clinic has had such a patient within the last years. Such cases are seemingly very seldom ones. Or rarely found out...(?)
Here there are more details of the list in Table 7.3. "Infectious agents associated with cerebellitis"
Only for the four abovementioned virusses:
Agents Frequency References
virus type 1 Rare Ciardi et al., 2003
virus-6 Uncommon (!) see above
Varicella Common Ziebold et.al., 2001
Varicella-zoster Common Boughton, 1966, Montenegro et al., 2002
In these studies/reports it has been reported that Cerebellitis (i think this can be associated with Ataxia) has been found out having been caused by HHV-1, HHV-2, Varicella, Varicella-Zoster
To find these studies, i go first to the references on Chapter 7 of the Handbook:
Ciardi M. Giacchetti G. Fedele CG et al. (2003). Acute cerebillltis caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Clin Infect Dis 36: e50 - e54
Ziebold C, von Kries R, Lang R et al. (2001) Severe complications of varicella in previously healthy children in Germany: a 1-year survey. Pediatrics 108: E79
Bouthton CR (1966), Varicella-zoster in Sydney; II. Neurological complcations of varicella. Med J. Aust 2; 444-447
Montenegro MA, Santos SL, Li LM et al. (2002), Neuroimaging of acute cerebellitis. J Neuroimaging 12: 72-74
Then i look for the texts on Pubmed.Some are with free fulltexts. Some other i can read by my library. Others only by the abstracts given on Pubmed..
It would be needed a specialist here for to say if perhaps it would be better to do something against Varizella instead against HHV-6, but this could be a theoretical question. But as Valcyte could help even against Varicella (i am not completely sure in this moment, doctor knows) Valcyte could be the right medication anyway.
It is written also in this chapter 7, that the "incidence of acute cerebellar ataxia is higher in younger children, ages 2 - 4 years (...) but may be seen in older children (..) and in adults (Sugiyama et al., 2000).
See: Sugiyama Y, Homma M, Yamamoto T(2000) Acute rhombencephalitis: neuroimaging evidence. Intern Med 39; 486 - 489)
Here we could learn about the incidence ot this sort of cerebellar ataxia in adults; when does it happen? In which cases is it happening? Etc.. I have still not read this text, but i would be curious..
Have a good rest of the day,