What part of the spinal cord does Friedreichs ataxia involve?
Friedreich’s ataxia is an autosomal recessive disorder that arises from triplet expansion of the frataxin gene.
It affects the cerebellum, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and heart. In the spinal cord, the following tracts are affected: the dorsal columns, lateral corticospinal tracts, and the anterior and posterior spinocerebellar tracts.
This condition typically presents with ataxia.