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What sort of disorder is friedreich ataxia?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Friedrich's ataxia

FA is an inherited disorder that affects strength and coordination, among other things, and often interferes with walking.
http://www.curefa.org/whatis.html

In brief: Friedrich's ataxia

FA is an inherited disorder that affects strength and coordination, among other things, and often interferes with walking.
http://www.curefa.org/whatis.html
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Friedreich's Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems.
It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time. The spinal cord and peripheral nerves degenerate, becoming thinner. The cerebellum, part of the brain that coordinates balance and movement, also degenerates to a lesser extent.

In brief: Friedreich's Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems.
It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time. The spinal cord and peripheral nerves degenerate, becoming thinner. The cerebellum, part of the brain that coordinates balance and movement, also degenerates to a lesser extent.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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