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Neurogenetics. 1998 Aug;1(4):297-9.

Friedreich's ataxia presenting as adult-onset spastic paraparesis.

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Geelong Hospital, Australia.

Abstract

We have studied a man with an atypical form of Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA), who presented at age 26 years with a 2-year history of unsteadiness and clumsiness. The predominant feature of his initial neurological examination was a spastic paraparesis, along with a mild distal weakness and hyperreflexia of the upper limbs. He also displayed limb ataxia. Frataxin GAA repeat sizes were 1,040/690. This unusual FRDA presentation is not dissimilar to that of Acadian spastic ataxia.

PMID:
10732807
DOI:
10.1007/s100480050045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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