Introduction: Friedreich's ataxia


Friedreich's ataxia: Progressive muscle weakness from nerve damage.

Friedreich's ataxia: Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. Ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs. 1

Researching symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia: Further information about the symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia is available including a list of symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Friedreich's ataxia: Various information is available about treatments available for Friedreich's ataxia, current research about Friedreich's ataxia treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

         Contents for Friedreich's ataxia:

1. excerpt from NINDS Friedreich's Ataxia Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: April 11, 2003

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