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Friedreich's ataxia

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Description of Friedreich's ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia (medical condition): Progressive muscle weakness from nerve damage....more »

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Friedreich's ataxia: sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Friedreich's ataxia: An autosomal recessive disease, usually of childhood onset, characterized pathologically by degeneration of the spinocerebellar tracts, posterior columns, and to a lesser extent the corticospinal tracts. Clinical manifestations include GAIT ATAXIA, pes cavus, speech impairment, lateral curvature of spine, rhythmic head tremor, kyphoscoliosis, congestive heart failure (secondary to a cardiomyopathy), and lower extremity weakness. Most forms of this condition are associated with a mutation in a gene on chromosome 9, at band q13, which codes for the mitochondrial protein frataxin. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1081; N Engl J Med 1996 Oct 17;335(16):1169-75) The severity of Friedreich ataxia associated with expansion of GAA repeats in the first intron of the frataxin gene correlates with the number of trinucleotide repeats. (From Durr et al, N Engl J Med 1996 Oct 17;335(16):1169-75)
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Friedreich's ataxia: inherited disease with degenerative changes in the dorsal half of spinal cord and cerebellum; characterized by ataxia of extremities and trunk, speech impairment, and lateral curvature of the spine.
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Friedreich's ataxia: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Friedreich's 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's ataxia, or a subtype of Friedreich's ataxia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Friedreich's ataxia as a Disease

Friedreich's ataxia (medical condition): See Friedreich's ataxia (disease information).
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Friedreich's ataxia: Related Diseases

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Friedreich's ataxia: Article Excerpts

Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Friedreich's Ataxia Information Page: NINDS)

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a rare inherited disease characterized by the progressive loss of voluntary muscular coordination (ataxia)...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Friedreich's Ataxia Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Friedreich's Ataxia Information Page: NINDS)

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Friedreich's ataxia: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Friedreich's ataxia:

  • inherited ataxia
  • hereditary ataxia
  • progressive limb and gait ataxia
  • dysarthria
  • loss of joint position and vibration senses
  • absent tendon reflexes in the legs

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Broader terms for Friedreich's ataxia

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The term Friedreich's ataxia can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Friedreich's ataxia

The following list attempts to classify Friedreich's ataxia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • ataxia,ataxy,dyssynergia,motor ataxia
  • nervous disorder,neurological disease,neurological disorder
  • disorder,upset
  • condition,status
  • state

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Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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