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  • Friedreich’s ataxia is a relatively rare inherited disease of the nervous system characterised by the gradual loss of coordination.
  • The symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia are caused by the gradual deterioration of nerve cells (neurones) in the spinal cord and brain.
  • There is no cure, but some of the symptoms can be managed with medication and physical therapy.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2022