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Friedreich's ataxia. A clinical review with neurophysiological and echocardiographic findings.
  1. R S Ackroyd,
  2. J A Finnegan,
  3. S H Green


    In a review of twelve cases of Friedreich's ataxia, the important criteria for early diagnosis were identified. Clinical signs included absent tendon reflexes, ataxic gait, and a positive Romberg test. Nerve conduction velocities showed absent or severely slowed sensory conduction, with normal motor conduction. In addition, echocardiographic changes of symmetrical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy were found.

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