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Study of Fatal Cases of Friedreich's Ataxia

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5619.649 (Published 14 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:649
  1. Richard L. Hewer

    Abstract

    A study of 82 fatal cases of Friedreich's ataxia showed that over half the patients died of heart failure while nearly three-quarters had evidence of cardiac dysfunction during life. A high incidence of diabetes mellitus (23%) was another finding, and four patients developed diabetic ketosis terminally.