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Friedreich's Ataxia Underlying Cause

Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disorder. Friedreich's ataxia causes progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the cerebellum, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. These parts of the nervous system regulate movement and muscle coordination.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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