Autonomic function in Friedreich's ataxia

T. J. Ingall, J. G. McLeod

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Autonomic function studies were performed on 15 patients with Friedreich's ataxia, and the results compared with those of 76 healthy subjects. There was an increase in resting supine heart rate, attributed to cardiac abnormalities. Other tests of sympathetic and parasympathetic function were normal. The normal autonomic function studies are consistent with the pathological findings of degeneration predominantly of large diameter myelinated fibres with sparing of small myelinated and unmyelinated fibres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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