MRI Investigation of Brain Abnormalities in Friedreich’s Ataxia
Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is characterized by progressive weakness, sensory loss, ataxia, and dysarthria starting in childhood. The authors of this MRI-based study demonstrated that structural damage is limited to the spinal cord, red nucleus, and cerebellar peduncles in young FRDA patients, but progresses to widespread cerebral damage in adult FRDA patients.
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