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How does freidreich's ataxia differ from fragile x?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Completely different

These are completely different diseases.
Both are genetic diseases. Freidreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive abnormality of the fxn gene causing neurological disease, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes. Fragile x is an x-linked disorder causing mental retardation and autism.

In brief: Completely different

These are completely different diseases.
Both are genetic diseases. Freidreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive abnormality of the fxn gene causing neurological disease, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes. Fragile x is an x-linked disorder causing mental retardation and autism.
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