Friedreich ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia; Spinocerebellar degeneration

Friedreich ataxia is a rare disease passed down through families (inherited). It affects the muscles and heart.

Central nervous system

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention