Friedreich's ataxia

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Noun1.Friedreich's ataxia - sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children
ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
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Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited, degenerative neuromuscular disorder that initially impairs motor function, such as gait and coordination, but can lead to scoliosis, heart disease, vision loss and diabetes.
A 20-year-old student with Friedreich's Ataxia was left at a Dublin airport after being detained because of her chair and was allegedly asked to walk up stairs "for easiness' sake."
(16.) Christodoulou K, Deymeer F, Serdaroglu P, Ozdemir C, Poda M, Georgiou DM, Ioannou P, Tsingis M, Zamba E, Middleton LT Mapping of the second Friedreich's ataxia (FA2) locus to chromosome 9p23-pII: evidence for further locus heterogeneity.
And by the time she was 11, she was in a wheelchair and has remained so ever since, although her diagnosis was changed to Friedreich's ataxia when she was 16.
Shobhika Kalra, 25, who suffers from a degenerative disorder called Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) which damages the nerves, muscles and heart, told XPRESS that she had managed to get 175 ramps constructed across offices, restaurants and other public places under an initiative - Wings of Angelz - she started with her sister Ruchika to help those with mobility issues.
He plans to reach the 19,341ft summit with former cruiserweight boxing champion Glenn McCrory - whose brother also suffered from Friedreich's Ataxia.
M2 PHARMA-August 23, 2017-Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics awarded US FDA orphan drug designation for JOTROL to treat Friedreich's Ataxia
Well you're about to be disproven by Jasmine, who has Friedreich's Ataxia and has just come back from New Zealand.
The NARHA instructor guide describes specific considerations for individuals with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and MS, but does not mention Friedreich's Ataxia. This could lead therapeutic horseback riding instructors to follow the guidelines and considerations for more common neurologically degenerative conditions, regardless of the actual benefit or effectiveness of the program.
Genetic and family studies in Friedreich's ataxia. Can J Neurol Sci 1976;3: 287-301.
Friedreich's ataxia affects 10,000 to 20,000 people in the United States and Europe.