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Ataxia and other findings in Friedreich ataxia

Ataxia and other findings in Friedreich ataxia

These are 2 members of a family with Friedreich ataxia and dystonia. Note the ataxia, marked scoliosis (much improved with Harrington rods), high-arched feet, and dystonic writer's cramp. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Abetalipoproteinemia
  • Acute cerebellar ataxia in children
  • Ataxia-telangiectasia
  • Autosomal dominant hereditary ataxias
  • Behr syndrome
  • Celiac disease (Neurologic complications of celiac disease)
  • Cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Chiari malformation
  • Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy
  • Episodic ataxias
  • Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome
  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Many other specific disorders
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Nondominant hereditary ataxias
  • Nonparaneoplastic autoimmune cerebellar diseases
  • Oculomotor apraxia
  • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
  • Pontocerebellar hypoplasias
  • Sensory neuropathies associated with anti-GD1b ganglioside antibodies
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias
  • Structural lesions of the cerebellum
  • Wilson disease