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What is friedrichs ataxia?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Hereditary ataxia: An autosomal dominant disorder causing mitochondrial dysfunction and worsening due to oxidative stress. Spinal disorder usually presenting at a young age, with ataxia, dysarthria, leg weakness, numbness, pes cavus, scoliosis, and cardiomyopathy. Genetic testing for frataxin is confirmatory. There is a variation of ataxia with vitamin E deficiency which is similar, but responds to vit e.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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