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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology