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Friedreich Ataxia

  1. Autosomal recessive
  2. Onset of ataxia about 10 years of age
  3. Due to degeneration of three long spiral tract – dorsal, pyramidal, spino cerebellar
  4. There is loss of position and vibration sense ataxia, Nystagmus, dysarthria and areflexia (due to cerebellar dysfunction). Plantar response is usually extensor because of pyramidal involvement. Q
  5. Skeletal abnormalities – pes cavus, kyphoscoliosis
  6. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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