Friedreich's ataxia

German: Friedreich-Ataxie
Japanese: フリードライヒ運動失調症

Neurology. Named after Nicolaus Friedreich, 1825-1882. An autosomal recessive inherited disorder that leads to the progressive dysfunction of the cerebellum, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Symptoms usually occur before puberty and consist of unsteady movements (ataxia), anomaly of speech, nystagmus, loss of sensitivity, spasms, dementia.

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