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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatr ; The neurological evaluation of the selected patients was made together with the certified neurologists from de origin service.

Caratteristiche anatomo-cliniche ed ecocardiografiche della cardiopatia in corso di atassia friedreicu Friedreich: In the present study, two patients with FRDA mutation showed concentric ventricular hypertrophy table I. Study of fatal cases of Friedreich’s ataxia. Bladder hyperactivity has been reported in some.

Areflexia and distal sensory loss is present in most cases. The magnetic nuclear resonance and other subsidiary exams, relevant to each case and depending on its necessity, were also requested.

The cardiomyopathy in Friedreich’s ataxia is almost ever represented by the concentric form. Breathlessness, paroxysmal tachycardia, palpitations and thoracic pain or discomfort, and respiratory movements with short amplitude have also been reported. Br Med J b; 3: Results Fifteen families were evaluated, involving 25 patients.


General clumsiness and gait ataxia are usually the first signs to appear, often followed by pyramidal signs, upper-limb ataxia and dysarthria. Cardiac involvement typically hypertrophic cardiomyopathy usually develops later friedrejch the disease course, but may rarely precede neurological manifestations.

A deficiency in this protein leads to the progressive central and peripheral nervous system damage seen in FRDA. Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich’s ataxia: How to cite this article. Central Nervous SystemSpine.

Friedreich ataxia FRDA is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder classically characterized by progressive gait and limb ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, oculomotor dysfunction, loss of deep tendon reflexes, pyramidal tract signs, scoliosis, and in some, cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus, visual loss and defective hearing.

It is characterized by a recessively inherited spinocerebellar degeneration with selective loss of large myelinated fibers in the dorsal root ganglia.

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Visual loss may occur later. The journal fully endorses the goals of updating knowledge and facilitating the acquisition of key developments in internal medicine applied to clinical practice. Maria Joaquina Marques-Dias, Dr. Prognosis has improved but quality of life is still significantly affected. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here.


Nevertheless, a good clinical evaluation, including a complete cardiac evaluation or, at least an electrocardiogram, helps physicians to better screening the cases which should perform a molecular analysis. The onset of disease usually occur, in almost cases, before 25 years of age with a progressive ataxia, sensory loss and muscle weakness, often associated with scoliosis, pes cavus, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Radiology full text – doi: Psychological counseling can be offered. MRI may show spinal and cerebellar atrophy.


Currently, no treatment can delay the progression of the disease and, in general, survival is about 15 to 20 years after disease onset 4. Diabetes mellitus in Friedreich’s ataxia. Minnesota Med ; Clinical description and roentgenologic evaluation of patients with Friedreich’s ataxia.

He was hospitalized because of a palpitation and lately it was identified an atrial flutter with variable blockade. Death is mainly due to heart disease cardiac failure or arrhythmia and bronchopneumonia.