Get to Know This Progressively Degenerative Disease

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The sooner Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is confirmed with the right genetic test, the sooner you can guide your patients to optimal supportive care.3

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FA is a multisystem disease, so it is critical to connect patients and their families to the multidisciplinary support they need.4

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The modified Friedreich’s Ataxia Rating Scale (mFARS) is a clinically validated neurological assessment and provides a detailed evaluation of a patient’s status. The mFARS can provide a clear picture of the relentless progression of FA and its severe impact on patient function.5

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References: 1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Friedreich Ataxia Fact Sheet. November 15, 2021. Accessed March 16, 2022. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Friedreichs-Ataxia-Fact-Sheet. 2. Schulz JB, Boesch S, Bürk K, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of Friedreich ataxia: a European perspective. Nat Rev Neurol. 2009;5(4):222-234. 3. Fogel BL, Perlman S. Clinical features and molecular genetics of autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias. Lancet Neurol. 2007;6(3):245-257. 4. de Silva RN, Vallortigara J, Greenfield J, Hunt B, Giunti P, Hadjivassiliou M. Diagnosis and management of progressive ataxia in adults. Pract Neurol. 2019;19(3):196-207. 5. Rummey C, Corben LA, Delatycki MB, et al. Psychometric properties of the Friedreich Ataxia Rating Scale. Neurol Genet. 2019;5(6):371.

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