Selective loss of Purkinje cells. Histologically, the thickness of the molecular layer of the cerebellum appears to be preserved, but a mild thinning of the granular layers was observed. A mild to moderate decrease in the number of the Purkinje cells was observed in association with mild Bergman gliosis.
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