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Prognosis of Friedreich's ataxia

Prognosis of Friedreich's ataxia: Usually wheelchair within 15-20 years. Early death if heart problems. ...see also Overview of Friedreich's ataxia

Prognosis for Friedreich's ataxia: Generally, within 15 to 20 years after the appearance of the first symptoms, the person is confined to a wheelchair, and in later stages of the disease, individuals become completely incapacitated. Most people with Friedreich's ataxia die in early adulthood if there is significant heart disease, the most common cause of death. Some people with less severe symptoms live much longer. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Friedreich's Ataxia Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Friedreich's ataxia


Complications of Friedreich's ataxia may include:

Complications of Friedreich's ataxia from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Friedreich's ataxia.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Friedreich's ataxia usually refers to the likely outcome of Friedreich's ataxia. The prognosis of Friedreich's ataxia may include the duration of Friedreich's ataxia, chances of complications of Friedreich's ataxia, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Friedreich's ataxia, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Friedreich's ataxia. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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