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5 Facts you should know about

Friedreich ataxia

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1

The condition is named after German physician Nikolaus Friedreich,

who first described it in the 1860s.

2

Friedreich ataxia, FRDA is an autosomal-recessive disorder

that affects a gene (FXN) on chromosome 9.

3

Symptoms generally start between 5 and 20 years of age.

4

Many patients develop hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

5

It is the most common inherited ataxia.

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