A child with Friedreich's ataxia and epilepsy

Meredith R. Golomb, Anna Illner, Celanie K. Christensen, Laurence E. Walsh

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Epilepsy in Friedreich's ataxia is rare. We describe a 9-year-old boy with Friedreich's ataxia who had onset of symptoms in the second year of life and developed a generalized epilepsy at age 5 years. On cerebral magnetic resonance imaging, he has a subependymal gray-matter heterotopia. We suggest that his gray-matter heterotopia might be related to his diagnosis of Friedreich's ataxia and that his early onset of symptoms might be related to the length of his guanine-adenine-adenine (GAA) triplet repeat expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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