A child with Friedreich's ataxia and epilepsy

Meredith Golomb, Anna Illner, Celanie K. Christensen, Larry Walsh

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Friedreich Ataxia
Epilepsy
Adenine
Trinucleotide Repeats
Generalized Epilepsy
Guanine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Gray Matter

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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A child with Friedreich's ataxia and epilepsy. / Golomb, Meredith; Illner, Anna; Christensen, Celanie K.; Walsh, Larry.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 20, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 248-250.

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Golomb, M, Illner, A, Christensen, CK & Walsh, L 2005, 'A child with Friedreich's ataxia and epilepsy', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 248-250.
Golomb, Meredith ; Illner, Anna ; Christensen, Celanie K. ; Walsh, Larry. / A child with Friedreich's ataxia and epilepsy. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 248-250.
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