Walking Ability in Friedreich’s Ataxia May Be Tied to Standing Skills, Study Shows – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Patients with Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) who have trouble standing upright are at greater risk of losing their ability to walk, a report based on a large natural history study found.

Standing and balance tests could be used to separate groups of patients at lower and higher risk of losing the ability to walk, or loss of ambulation (LOA), and to evaluate in clinical trials if new treatments can delay this loss, the researchers suggest.

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