"MSA Information" was created for those with Multi System Atrophy (MSA), their loved ones, care givers, friends, and those interested in the disease. Most of the text I have printed here are direct quotes from other web sites so I don't give any false information! I have provided a bibliography or links for reference to the main articles.
"MSA is a sporadic, progressive, adult onset disorder characterized by autonomic dysfunction, Parkinsonism, and ataxia (a failure of muscular coordination) in any combination. The features of the disorder include:
Parkinsonian and cerebellar features commonly occur in combination.
However, certain features may predominate." 1