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Congestive heart failure and cardiac thrombus as first presentations of Friedreich ataxia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1388425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The majority of patients with Friedreich ataxia present with gait ataxia. Congestive heart failure usually is a terminal event. We report a 9-year-old boy who developed congestive heart failure and thrombus formation in the left ventricle at age 5 years and then progressive ataxia as well as other features of Friedreich ataxia; therefore, congestive heart failure and thrombus formation may rarely be the initial findings in Friedreich ataxia.
C Y Tsao; W D Lo; J Craenen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Children's Hospital, Columbus 43205.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Friedreich Ataxia / complications,  genetics*
Heart Diseases / etiology,  genetics*
Heart Failure / etiology,  genetics*
Heart Ventricles
Neurologic Examination
Thrombosis / etiology,  genetics*

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