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Friedreich ataxia

Friedreich ataxia: Introduction

Friedreich ataxia: A progressive inherited neuromuscular disorder involving slow degeneration of the spinal cord and brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Friedreich ataxia is available below.

Symptoms of Friedreich ataxia

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Friedreich ataxia: Complications

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  • Death due to cardiac failure or intercurrent diseases
  • Incapacitation by 2nd decade in some
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Causes of Friedreich ataxia

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Disease Topics Related To Friedreich ataxia

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Less Common Symptoms of Friedreich ataxia

Friedreich ataxia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Friedreich ataxia

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Friedreich ataxia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Friedreich ataxia

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Research about Friedreich ataxia

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Clinical Trials for Friedreich ataxia

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Friedreich ataxia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Friedreich ataxia:

Friedreich ataxia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Friedreich ataxia, or a subtype of Friedreich ataxia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Friedreich ataxia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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