Friedreich Ataxia (FA)
What is Friedreich Ataxia?
Friedreich Ataxia (FA or FRDA) is a slow, progressive disorder
of the nervous system and muscles, which results in an inability to
co-ordinate voluntary muscle movements (ataxia). This condition is
caused by the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and
of nerves that extend to peripheral areas such as the arms and
legs. FA affects the upper and lower limbs as well as the head and
neck. There is a loss of sensations in the arms and legs, but
mental capacity is not affected. For more information about
Friedreich Ataxia click
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The Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance - USA - http://www.curefa.org/
THIS PAGE WAS REVIEWED 19 FEB 2016