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how are the multiple sclerosis and the friedreich syndrome distinguished from each other?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very different: Freidrich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder presenting btwn age 8-25 assoc. With incoordination, scoliosis, high arches, heart problems, and leg weakness. Ms is an autoimmune disorder occurring in late 20's or early 30's with a fluctuating course if not treated with potent medications. Ms is both treatable and controllable, while fa eludes treatment.(rarely vit e helps).
Answered on May 21, 2013

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